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People in the Northwoods got a chance to try out some unique winter activitiesSubmitted: 02/15/2015
Story By Wren Clair

People in the Northwoods got a chance to try out some unique winter activities
CONOVER - Sunday marked the second annual Northwoods Blizzard Blast in Conover. The money raised from the event goes to support Conover's volunteer fire department. Some of the events included ice bowling, ice golfing, youth archery, recliner races, dogsled dash, fireworks and an artisan bazaar. Newswatch 12 spoke with some of the volunteers.

Two longtime friends had fun volunteering at the blast. Alex Gengler and Hunter Indermuehle volunteered at the ice bowling activity.

"I was here last year. My dad's on the volunteer fire department, so I like to help out, volunteer for anything like this," said Indermuehle.

Alex and Hunter have been friends for nearly 10 years. Ice bowling was their favorite activity at the Blizzard Blast. The boys came up with a new way of bowling.They said was the most entertaining part of their day.

"It's something that in the movie when you always see the people bowling, when they always run and slip and hold the ball like this," said Indermuehle.

The boys called the move "the Luigi".

But having fun wasn't the main reason Gengler and Indermuehle wanted to volunteer. The boys think it's important to support the local fire department.

"The volunteer fire department are the people who go out if there's a snowmobile accident, they're the people who respond to it and help bring them in. And also it's just a good way to support the town, seeing that it's a little town", said Indermuehle.


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