***Due to high water and debris in Grand Lake, this event has been postponed until Saturday, August 31st***

The 5th Annual Great Grand Bobber Drop is set for this Saturday, August 10th, 2013 at Grand Lake in Grove.

100’s of prizes are available from Grand Lake area merchants, including the Grand Prize which is a trip for 2 to Palm Island Resort in Florida, donated by Grand Savings Bank.

Here’s the way it works…2013 Great Grand Bobber Drop

Starting about 8am, 6,000 bobbers will be dropped into Grand Lake in the Grove area by Sam Williams from the rear of a single engine plane. The bobber drop areas include Honey Creek, Horse Creek, Monkey Island, Sailboat Bridge and Elk River.

Every bobber that is dropped has a number on it…so any of these bobbers could be a winner!

Once the bobbers land in the water…it’s on like Donkey Kong!

But…be SAFE and RESPONSIBLE and all of the rules of boating safety and courtesy apply, and GRDA will be out patrolling making sure people stay safe and obey the law!

Alright, so only small landing nets are allowed for gathering bobbers. No seines or any other kind of larger net.

Also, there is no age limit on who can collect the bobbers…this is a great family boating activity!

The next step, once you’ve collected your bobbers, is to bring them to a Grove area collection center during normal business hours.

But here’s the deal…only 2 bobbers per person per day! The collection centers will start checking bobbers at 9:00 am on Saturday and bobbers will be accepted and checked for winning numbers until Saturday, August 17 2013 at 5:00 PM.

The Collection Centers for the 2013 Great Grand Bobber Drop are:

  • Grand Lake Sports Center
  • Sports Center at Blue Bluff Harbor
  • Arrowhead Boat Sales in Grove
  • The Parrot Steak House & Grill

At the collection center, your bobber number will be checked to see if you are an instant winner. If you are an instant winner, you will be given a ticket with the bobber number and the merchant and the location to pick up your prize. You will have 1 week, until Saturday the 17th at 5pm, to pick up your instant prizes.

You will then fill out your ticket with your name, address and phone number to enter for the Grand Prize vacation.

And THEN, you still need to drop off your ticket for the Grand Prize drawing at Grand Savings Bank in Grove.

Finally, on Sunday August 18th at noon at Grand Savings Bank, the Grand Prize winner will be drawn and announced live on KGVE 99.3 FM.

That’s all there is to it. Easy peasy!

So, get out early on Saturday and collect the winning bobbers from the 2013 Great Grand Bobber Drop, and you might be on your way to a Florida vacation!

This great Grand Lake event is sponsored by Grand Lake Sports Center, KGVE 99.3 FM Grand Lake Country Radio, Grove Area Merchants Association and Grand Savings Bank.

2012 Great Grand Lake Bobber Drop

Some of the fun-filled action from the 2012 Great Grand Bobber Drop.

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