Community members are invited to Holes for Poles, the fifth annual fish fry and raffle fundraiser that supports scholarships for students enrolled in the Baudette site for Minnesota State Community and Technical College’s Electrical Line Worker Technology program.
The fish fry is 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the American Legion in Baudette. Cost is $10 per person for the walleye dinner. Sponsors are M State, Wadena Area College Foundation, Clam, Irby, North Star Electric, Great River Energy and the Electrical Line Worker Baudette Advisory Committee.
A raffle follows the fish fry, with the top prize an open water fishing package from Cyrus Resort, a $1,675 value. Other prizes include a Clam outdoor fish house, Jiffy Pro 4 propane 10-inch ice auger, four Minnesota Twins tickets with Legends Club seating, a South Dakota pheasant hunt, a Gary Hull handcrafted fish decoy and a smoker.
Raffle tickets are $10, and only 1,000 are available either at the event or from Outdoors Again, the Baudette Electrical Line Worker site, North Star Electric or WACF.
The Baudette training site accepts 25 students each year and was created in 2010 in response to industry need for electrical line workers. For more information about the diploma program in Baudette or the M State line worker program in Wadena, visit minnesota.edu/programs/electrical-line-worker-technology.