Save Our Native Species Inc.
             S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie Fishing Club
(A 501 C (3) not for profit organization)





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Contact Information:
Jerry Skrypzak

Vice President
Ed Kissell

Don Tombaugh

Terry Pfeffer

Mail: PO Box 3605
Erie, Pennsylvania 16508

Phone/Fax: 814-453-2270


        S.O.N.S. ICE OUT PARTY Sunday April 8th, 2018

Over 600 men, women and kids came to the Erie Shrine Club in Erie on April 8th to join in the fun at our 37th Ice Out Party. By the time the “Fin and Fur” drawing, which is traditionally held at the end of the party was done, a lot of fun and games became history.

We served over 1400 hot dogs, 900 bags of potato chips, 6 kegs of beer, thousands of baked beans, gallons of soda, gallons of greek sauce, pounds of macaroni salad and sauerkraut. The 600 guests left with about 150 fishing rods, dozens of lures, tackle, fishing vests and so many other prizes that the list would fill pages. Every kid got a fishing pole. Every lady in attendance got a prize including 100 specially designed beach bags with the SONS logo. 

Ron Lubak and his crew composed of Lubak family members kept the kids busy with a specially designed game that kept the kids coming back in an attempt to win the hundreds of toys available as prizes. There was a perch coloring contest manned by Dawn and Halleigh Hartman to keep the kids occupied during the day. Ron’s crew also raffled off some nice items with a Chinese auction and tip board raffles.

Jack Bock and his 17 helpers cooked and served food for 4 hours straight with the help of a professional Shrine Club cook. Chuck Miller held a Wine & Swine raffle with his crew of mostly family members selling tips on a ham, a bottle of wine and more. Lettie Skrzypczak and Don Benczkowski passed out Utz chips. Sue and Marshall Chase sold thousands of pull tab tickets. Bob Zawadzki and his team spun the Big Six wheel hundreds of times. John Krupinski operated his “SONS Store” selling hats, shirts and more. Rich Smith ran a mug game. Bill Brown, Bill Stewart and Paul Jenkins monitored the beer wagon checking ages and passing out cups. Our guests were met at the front door by Jim Mattson, Dick Kelley, Buddy Yurcak and Jack Hartman. Inside Gary Heubel, Shannon Bizjac, Bill Henderson, Rick Nyberg, Justin Mattson helped the gusts turn in raffle tickets, memberships and purchase raffle tickets. Steve and Tom Skrypzak sold tips. Ed Kissell called out hundreds of winning raffle tickets while Jack Klapthor, Sharon Lipinski , Casey Grabinski, Mike Felege and Ray Halt passed out prizes to the winners all while Will Richardson  brought more raffle tickets to the stage. Paul Holtz auctioned off prints and bottles of wine. In all over 60 SONS volunteers worked to make the event a success leaving our great treasurer Terry Pfeffer to count the proceeds and determine if the party was also financial success. We hope everyone had fun.



Fin and Fur Drawing Winners

Below is a list of the winners of the 2017 Fin and Fur Raffle Winners

1st Prize Choice of Polaris 450 Atv or Lund 14 ft boat with 18 HP motor and trailer ATV

Dot Molder P  Erie Pa Ticket #09446 Dot Chose the Polaris ATV

2nd Prize:  12 gauge Benalli Pump 3 ˝” mag. Shotgun sponsored by Church and Murdock

Bill Stewart of Erie PA 16519 Ticket# 13216

3rd Prize:  G.P.S. sponsored by Janitors Supply Co.  (814) 459-4563
Drew Kramer of Erie Ticket # 21337

4th Prize:  Minnow Pack Pass ($150 value) on The Edward John (814) 881-7611
John Krampf of Cumberland MD  Ticket # 10083

5th Prize:  One year membership to Lake Shore Towing sponsored by Capt. Eric Guerrein (814) 453-6387
Tom Turner of Erie Ticket# 08357

6th Prize:  $250 Gift Certificate to Poor Richards Bait and Tackle (814) 474-5623
Rob Barker of Erie   814-969-1705 Ticket # 01299

 7th Prize:  Marlin 22 mag. bolt action rifle. Sponsored by Winschel  Bros. Landscaping  (814) 824-4047

Byron Schwartz  Cambridge Springs, PA  Ticket # 21210

8th Prize:  Four-hour afternoon lake trout spring charter on the “Waterbok”, Capt.  Steve Skrypzak (814) 450-2160
Darla Kerr  Ticket of Edinburg, PA # 21913

 9th Prize:  10 trips on the (Perch Pirate) (814) 746-5809
Matt Szustak  Erie, PA  Ticket # 14633

 10th Prize:  $250 Gift Certificate sponsored by and
Joe Walko of Erie Ticket # 19185

11th Prize: $250 Gift Certificate to “Poor Richard’s Bait & Tackle”, sponsored by Hertel & Brown Physical and Aquatic Therapy (814) 456-6000
Bob Bardee of Erie Ticket # 20167

12th Prize: Lake Erie perch charter for 6 out of Lampe Marine on “Lake Erie Custom Charters”  Captain Paul Greiner (814) 504-8181
 Michael Soto of Westfield NY   Ticket # 21393

 13th Prize: $250 Gift Certificate to Link’s Taxidermy sponsored by Alex Roofing
John Costlow of Erie Ticket # 20071