2019 Ice Break-Up Challenge


Thanks to all who took the time to participate in The Holloway Ice Break-Up Challenge.”

Below is a listing of the guesses of when our ice will breakup welcoming Spring. Remember, the winner will receive $50 in Michigan Lottery tickets and dinner on us.


January 19 Amanda Franchier
February 1 Marian Noblin
February 22 Fran Hoffman
February 26 Lindsay Brandon
February 28 Shery Pemberton
March 1 Christy Patten
March 2 Martin Hefter, Mona Andrews
March 3 Andy Andrews, Jack Slater
March 4 Pat Hefter
March 5 Lauren Brandon
March 7 Chris Brandon
March 8 Kary Sabo
March 10 Sloane Brandon
March 11 Jim McLaren
March 13 Jay Reynolds, Katie Eich
March 14 Irene Traver
March 15 Devon Bismack, Dale Patten, Lon Traver
March 16 Bob Voltenburg
March 18 Cody Crafton
March 19 Therese Cooney
March 20 Leslie Everson
March 22 Roxanne Voltenburg
March 24 Jen Grabinski
March 25 Gerald Yacks Sr.
March 26 Jamie Brandon
March 27 Rob Moen, Kelcie Merchberger, Dennis McCann
March 28 Lisa Muskgrove, Joe Willey
March 30 Rick Leirstein
April 6 Jon Eich
April 11 Kim Brousseau
April 24 Jeremy Lyons

In the case of a tie, the winner will be decided by a simple draw. Someone might be a MILLIONAIRE!!!!! If not, at least Spring is on the way and we are all winners.

I will be keepIng watch on the bucket’s flag and post updates. Good Luck to all.





Photo by Jayne Harasim



The Holloway Lake Association Protects your Reservoir

Through regularly scheduled meetings and newsletters, the Holloway Lake Association keeps concerned citizens informed and in touch.  Please support these efforts by becoming a member of the Holloway Lake Association. Together we can make a difference!

The Holloway Reservoir needs your help to remain Genesee County’s precious recreational area.


Issues we are working on:

The Water – predictable levels and good quality
The Regulatory Agencies – boating safety
The Environment – industrial and other pollution
Shoreline Erosion
Parkland Preservation
Richfield Landfill issues
Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Camping, Picnicing or Hiking along the reservoir

Holloway Today: Challenges and Changes

Shoreline Erosion:  Shoreline erosion, which is greatly exacerbated by high speed boating, waves, and sandy soil, has been identified as a concern.  Picturesque Goose Point becomes narrower each year. Trees have tipped over into the water in many areas.  As a result, the Reservoir is becoming increasingly wider. What will it look like in 50 years?

Water Levels: There are many demands on the waters of Holloway. The City of Flint requires constant flow for sanitation plants. Down-river recreational users call for increased summertime flow. In the dry summer months, low water levels on Holloway harm recreation, wildlife and the ecosystem of the water.

Environmental Concerns: The potential impact of The Richfield Landfill on Holloway Reservoir and its surroundings demands activism by the public to insure a safe environment and to maintain the natural beauty of the area.

The increase in the numbers of seagulls requires efforts to control them in order to prevent the damage they cause to property and their contamination of the water.

Regulatory Intrusion: The Holloway Reservoir is heavily regulated by Government, and citizen activism is required to balance the competing interests of the environmental, industrial and recreational communities.



We have been given permission by Nate Harasim to use his song “Holloway Cruise” on our website.  Nate was just a young teenager when he wrote this song while sitting on his dock in Zone 4.  It is simply beautiful!  Make sure you have your speakers on!

Click below to hear Nate’s song