Patrick's Pub & Eatery to hold 16th Annual "Ice-Out" Contest for Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice

GILFORD — The annual ice-out on Lake Winnipesaukee may have just been called, however, there's another ice-out watch in the neighborhood that is a bit more Patrick's Pub & Eatery.
That's because on the afternoon of April 17, Laconia Ice delivered 1200 lbs of ice to Patrick's front sidewalk—and then Patrick's customers are invited to guess the day, hour, and minute of when the ice will melt (when the last sliver of ice turns to water).
It's all for the benefit of Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice—the Lakes Region's home health care agency that provides Home Care (nursing and rehabilitation services in the home), the Pediatric Program (direct health care, education and support services for children and families), Hospice (a comprehensive, team-based approach to end of life care), and Support Services for the elderly & disabled.
The Annual Ice-Out Contest runs through Saturday, April 20 at midnight at the conclusion of Patrick's Ice-Out Party which is held that evening. All guesses must be entered by that time. Enjoy a special performance by Paul Warnick, win some special door prizes, and get your last entries in to win.
Prizes for the contest are: Grand Prize: An overnight at the Woodstock Station in Lincoln with breakfast ; 2nd & 3rd Place: $50 Patrick's Gift Card or $50 Gunstock Gift Card. Chances for the Ice-Out contest are $2 each or three for $5. All money collected will go directly to Central NH VNA & Hospice. Tickets for the contest may be purchased at Patrick's anytime before midnight Saturday, April 20.
For more information, contact General Manager Megan Page at Patrick's Pub and Eatery in Gilford at 293-0841 or visit or Facebook/PatricksPubNH.

Brian Winslow from Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice gauges the temperature of the ice with Patrick's Pub & Eatery's Allan Beetle. (Courtesy photo)