BEMUS POINT - The Chautauqua Lake Ice Pick is officially back.
The ice pick has been placed on the ice and bets are now being accepted at www.clakeicepick.com. Peter Sullivan, event organizer, said proceeds from the contest will benefit the Chautauqua Lake Association.
"Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to the CLA,'' he said. "The other 50 percent will be split among the five winners. The first winner will receive half. So if we raise $10,000, they would receive $2,500. The other four winners will split the rest of the money.''
The Chautauqua Lake Ice Pick contest is based on a successful Alaskan tradition, the Chautauqua Lake Ice Pick is a fundraiser where people predict exactly what time and date the ice will break and the tripod placed on the ice will fall into the lake.