2011-03-17 / Front Page

Rabbit Round Up a success

NORTH BRANCH — The third annual Rabbit Round Up held in February, hosted by the North Branch Area Business Association (NBABA), was a success according to a NBABA spokesman. The event, which started at the American Legion Hall in downtown North Branch, raised money for the business association and provided aid for low-income families in the area.

A total of 42 teams, comprised to two people and a dog, competed in the rabbit hunt. There were 236 rabbits harvested during the hunt. Of those rabbits, 110 were donated to the thrift store in North Branch for families in need. Dave Brower, owner of Brower Farms in Brown City, cleaned all 110 rabbits. Needy families and individuals were able to accept those cleaned rabbits to cook at home.

Overall attendance to the Rabbit Round Up was down this year, from 89 teams competing two years ago. Jeremy Yarbrough, a State Farm agent in North Branch and event organizer, attributed the low number of teams to the weather conditions. However, Yarbrough did not think the turnout was poor and called it an overall success.

The date for next year’s Rabbit Round Up has been set for February 11.

— Jacob Hunsanger

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