Walleye Weekend Volunteers Honored

Hundreds turned out at the Fond du Lac Holiday Inn on Tuesday night for the 2013 Mercury Marine Walleye Weekend Appreciation Dinner.  Walleye Weekend Co-Chairs Rose Ahern and Justin Smith along with Leeanne Doyle of Fond du Lac Festivals thanked the over 1000 volunteers that made this year’s event possible.  State Senator Rick Gudex was on hand and presented a proclamation from the State Senate honoring those involved in Walleye Weekend to Fond du Lac Festivals board member Karyn Merkel. Mel Birschbach, Larry Ott, Dave Van Gorder, Alice Pickert, Clare Wettstein, Nancy Steinke and Jim Sabel were all given Lifetime Achievement Awards fro their contribution to Walleye Weekend over the years.