Water X event on Lake Menomin raises money for community

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Summer and winter collide in a unique sport hitting the water this weekend in Menomonie.

The Menomonie Lions Club hosted racers with the International Watercross Association for the Lake Menomin Water X event.

The third annual race at Wakanda Park features snowmobiles racing across the water at speeds of 70 MPH.

Water X includes race courses, timed trials, and drag races.

Racers from Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin took part with their specially fitted snowmobiles.

Money raised is used by the Menomonie Lions Club to give back to the community.

“We’re here to fundraise for our community. We raise awareness for diabetes, we have a camp we help fund. We have out nature trail down here in Menomonie; we also have our game park here in Menominee that we fund. We also fund a lot of community events here,” said Steve Schutte with the Lions Club.

The Lions Club plans to bring the International Watercross Association back to Menomonie again next year.

The IWA started in 1988, and aims to provide a safe and sanctioned environment for the sport of snowmobile watercross racing.

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