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      Dozens brave the cold for Kalkaska's Ice Bowl

      A participant takes his turn on the disc golf course during the K-Town Ice Bowl tournament.

      A record 85 people participated in Kalkaska's seventh annual "K-Town Ice Bowl" disc golf tournament at Log Lake Park on Sunday, helping to raise money for local charities and fill the food pantry.

      The entrance fee for the event was $25 or 35 pounds of food, with proceeds going to the local Meals on Wheels program and the Kalkaska Area Interfaith Resources (KAIR) food pantry.

      Ice Bowl Director Eric Lucyk said that the event has been growing each year. The 85 disc golfers are the most the Ice Bowl has seen and the course was expanded to 24 holes.

      Lucyk also said the K-Town Ice Bowl tournament is hard work, but always a rewarding experience for him.

      "It's a really good feeling to be able to put together this disc golf tournament and be able to raise the money and food for our charities that, really, they need it the most at this time, in the dead of winter."