Hague to host Winter Weekend

HAGUE - Hague will host its 36th annual Winter Weekend Feb. 14 -15.

Formerly known as the winter carnival, the event is held the weekend prior to President's Day in Hague.

The focal point of the weekend is the town's Beste Scholarship Fund. All proceeds will go toward the scholarship fund.

Highlighting the event will be the annual Beste Scholarship dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Hague fire house.

The buffet dinner will feature chicken cordon bleu, seafood newberg, rice pilaf/bow tie pasta, winter blend vegetables, rolls, garden salad, desserts and beverage. Tickets are $14 for adults. The meal is being catered by Silver Bay YMCA of the Adirondacks.

Following the dinner the annual Beste Scholarships will be awarded and the Northern Lake George Rotary Club will host an auction. There will also be a 50-50 raffle to benefit the scholarship fund.

Since 1988 more than 90 Hague students have received Beste Scholarships. The 2008 recipients were Janine Best, John Breitenbach, Stephanie Nast, Jason Siwek, Akashia Swinton and Kaeheena Trudeau.

Winter Weekend festivities will begin with the Hague Volunteer Fire Department buffet breakfast on Saturday from 7-11 a.m. at the fire house.

Also on tap that day is a five-mile road race.

The Fred LaPann Memorial Road Race will start and finish at the Hague fire house Saturday. The course is an out-and-back race on West Hague Road. Race registration is at 8:15 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. It'll feature crafts 10 a.m. to noon, pretzel making 1-3 p.m. and children's games 2-4 p.m. The fitness center, including the climbing wall, will be open 3:30-5:30 p.m. for those age 15 and older. People ages 15-18 must be accompanied by an adult to use the climbing wall.

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