Ribbon Cutting Held For New Lakeside Park Dock

Mercury Marine, City of Fond du Lac, and Fond du Lac Festivals officials held a ribbon-cutting for a new dock at Lakeside Park Thursday afternoon. The new dock will allow Mercury Marine to hold its weigh-ins for the National Walleye Tournament next weekend on Oven Island for the first time in three years.  Mercury President John Pfeifer says the public will benefit from the use of the dock as well. He says it was an easy decision for Mercury to support the dock project. City Manager Joe Moore says fishermen participating in the tournament will enjoy returning the weigh-ins for the tournament to Oven Island. Mercury, the City of Fond du Lac, and Fond du Lac Festivals split the $37,000 cost of the project with Mercury paying the lion’s share. Fond du Lac Festivals Board of Directors President Karyn Merkel says they were happy to support Mercury when they proposed the new dock on the south side of Oven Island.

L-R Mercury Marine Chief Marketing Officer Michelle Dauchy, Fond du Lac City Manager Joe Moore, Mercury President John Pfeifer, Fond du Lac City Council President Lee Ann Lorrigan, and Fond du Lac Festivals Boards of Directors President Karyn Merkel.