There's a new recreational opportunity at the Tomah
The V-A Fire Department donated an ice shanty to the
The Shanty features six holes for ice fishing.
a t-v to use with an underwater camera.
and a heater inside.
The firefighters used donations from a number of local
and have been working on this in their spare time
We were doing a building inspection and they had some
old ice fishing gear and no shanty, no place to go,
and I talked to somebody, one of the gals here and
they had said 'yeah, we would, but it's kinda tough,
it's cold out, you know, and our guys get cold easy'
so I said, well, we can do that.
The Shanty will be set up on Lake Tomah for the V-A
staff to take veterans on outings.
This is a great way to get out and get a litlte fresh
air, hopefully catch a fish or two, have a lot of
fun and try something new or something they haven't
done in a really long time.
There's enough room for quite a few guys and sit in
here and fish and be quite enjoyable.
The shanty is also wheelchair accessible.