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Mackinac Island Valentine, Chili Cookoff, Postcard Memento Poker Scenic Ski Rally, Walk Weekend – February 12 and 13, 2011

16th Annual Mackinac Island Valentine, Chili Cookoff, Postcard Memento Poker Scenic Ski Rally, Walk Weekend February 11, 12 & 13

Friday Welcome Reception at the Village Inn
4:00-6:00pm, $12.99 per person (includes tax and gratuity):
Hot cocoa. hot coffee, spiced cider and soft drinks. Pot of Homemade Soup, Smoked Great Lakes Whitefish Dip with toasted garlic parmesan crostinis , Imported and Domestic Cheeses and assorted crackers , Fried Chicken wings both spicy and barbecued, chilled shrimp with traditional cocktail sauce. Alcoholic beverages served on a cash basis.
Friday Night everyone is on their own for dinner.

The Village Inn will feature a Fish Fry with all you can eat locally caught whitefish in addition to our regular menu. The Village Inn is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner The dinner menu features award winning entrees, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizza & desserts. A full service bar and First Class wine list make it a favorite gathering place for Islanders during the winter.

Saturday is the Annual Ski Run / Chili Cookoff noon – 4pm
This sixteenth annual event features tasting and judging of multiple chili entries from the island and all over. All Snow drifter members are encouraged to enter their favorite chili and win prizes Or participate in the tasting and judging.

Cross Country Ski/Walk Memento Postcard Poker Rally starts 8am Saturday
Register at the Village Inn any time between 8:00am and noon. No registration fee. Routes take you by by Arch Rock, Fort Holmes, Fort Mackinac and Sugarloaf. It’s not a race, ski at your leisure. Prizes awarded at 5:30pm, cards may be turned in as early as noon.

Saturday Night Group Buffet Dinner 6:30pm. $29.99 per person (includes tax & gratuity):
Prime Rib of Beef, Planked Whitefish or Grilled Chicken & Pasta (three item menu )
Includes salad, vegetable, potato and dessert … non alcoholic beverages included with the meals. Alcoholic beverages sold on a cash basis.

Sunday Morning Pancake & Sausage Breakfast $12.99 per person (includes tax & gratuity):
A complete breakfast buffet served from 8:00am till noon featuring stacks of buttermilk pancakes, maple syrup and Plath’s famous smokehouse bacon, ham and sausages

Hotel Rooms $134.40 per person (includes tax & levy):
Call Pontiac Lodge for availability (906) 847-3364

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