Rotary Richard drops his rock

Cutout mascot of Clearwater Rotary Club officially marks the time when the ice has gone out on Dutch Lake

Rotary Richard looks relaxed as he stands on the ice of Dutch Lake on Sunday

Rotary Richard looks relaxed as he stands on the ice of Dutch Lake on Sunday

Rotary Richard looks relaxed as he stands on the ice of Dutch Lake on Sunday, March 31, despte the open water forming in the distance. Guessing when the wooden cutout will drop a rock through the melting ice is a fundraiser for Clearwater Rotary Club.

 

RotaryRichardMondayLeft: On Monday afternoon the red flag that was behind Rotary Richard has risen over his head, indicating he has dropped the rock through the ice, stopping the clock. Whoever came closest to guessing the time on the clock will win a prize. We won’t know what time the clock stopped and who won the contest until Rotary gets someone (probably Search and Rescue to go out and recover Richard and the clock.