Hague plans annual Scholarship Weekend

HAGUE Hague will host its annual Scholarship Weekend Feb. 16 and 17 regardless of weather conditions. Formerly known as the winter carnival, this marks the 35th year of the event held the weekend prior to Presidents Day in Hague. There has always been one thing or another that weekend, said Sal Santaniello, one of the organizers. The focal point of the weekend is the towns Beste Scholarship Fund. All proceeds will go toward the scholarship fund. Highlighting the event will be the annual Beste Scholarship dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Silver Bay Association. Following the dinner the annual Beste Scholarships will be awarded and the Northern Lake George Rotary Club will host an auction. Well have more than 100 people for that, Santaniello said. Its a really nice night. Festivities will begin with the Hague Volunteer Fire Department buffet breakfast on Saturday from 7-11 a.m. Adults will be $6.50, 12 and younger $4 and toddlers free. Also on tap that day is a five-mile road race. The Fred LaPann Memorial Road Race will start and finish at the Hague beach Saturday. The course is an out-and-back race on Route 9N. Race registration is at 8:45 a.m. and the run begins at 9 a.m. Runners age 19 and younger can compete for free, while adult racers will pay a $7 registration fee. Community Day will be held Saturday at the Silver Bay YMCA of the Adirondacks 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at no charge. Itll feature crafts, pretzel making and childrens games. Sleds and snowshoes can be borrowed at the front desk. Later in the afternoon, use of the YMCA fitness center and the climbing wall will be available for people age 15 and older. People younger than age 18 must have a signed waiver by an adult. Sunday the Hague, Fish and Game Club will host snowmobile rides sponsored by the Snogoers Club, sledding and refreshments. At Rogers Rock there will be cross country skiing. At 2 p.m. the Polar Bear Swim will be held at the Trout House Village Dock. Immediately following the Polar Bear Swim the Hague Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its First Chili Bake Off at the Hague Volunteer Fire Department. The chambers is inviting local restaurants as well as individuals to submit and show off their very best chili. There will be live music by the Hague DJ Service and the band Amanda to Wrecken With, chili, hot dogs, salads and refreshments. Admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12-21. Children younger than age 12 will be free. For information on the chili bake off call Katy at the Hague Creek Caf_t 543-8155. For information on the Scholarship Weekend call the Hague Chamber of Commerce at 543-6441.

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