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Local residents enjoy snow festival

WILLSBORO - On Saturday, Jan. 31, Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center held its first-annual Snow Festival. Approximately 50 people attended the event. Most came from the nearby town of Willsboro, although some came from as far away as Burlington and Albany.

The most popular event of the day was snow tubing on Pok-O-MacCready's tubing hill. Participants enjoyed sliding down the hill on giant tractor tire inner tubes and then riding back up the hill on the rope tow. The event also featured a Snowman Building Contest, which was won by Jacqueline Follain and her daughter, Jillian, of Albany with their sunbathing snowman. Other popular activities during the day included building a snow quinzhee, snow-themed relay races, and visiting Pok-O's farm animals.

Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center is a not-for-profit organization located just outside of Willsboro, NY. The Center primarily hosts school groups for field trips lasting anywhere from one to five days, but this year they have begun offering events for the local community.

"We're really pleased with how many people came to the Snow Festival and our other community events so far this winter," said Devin Winter, the Director of the Outdoor Education Center. "We have great recreational resources here at Pok-O, and we're excited to share them with the community."

For more information about community events at Pok-O-MacCready, call 963-7967 or e-mail programs@pmoec.org. You can also visit Pok-O-MacCready's Web site, www.pmoec.org.

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