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Winter Carnival ends with sunny skies, crowds and enthusiasm

In Sunday's chili cookoff, winning first place was restaurant JC Montana's, followed by Prospect Mountain Diner. both are local venues that are leading in the series of cookoffs. Fort William Henry placed third with their savory Reno Chili. Seven other spicy and creative concoctions were entered in the competition, she said.

The demonstrations of Frisbee Golf by the Beckler family of Stone Bridge & Caves provided fun for all ages, she said, as spectators tried their hand at the sport.

The Polar Plungers ignored the frigid weather and brisk winds and submerged themselves in the icy water each afternoon, she said.

"It's amazing people would do this," she said. "You should have seen the crowds on MacDonald Pier watching the pain of the plungers."

Sunday, a drawing for a brand-new child's snowmobile worth about $2,500 produced a local winner - Autumn and Michael Shaunessy of Lake George, she said.

We called them up on a cell phone and they were so shocked," Kokalas said. "They just couldn't believe they won."

She said the crowds on Sunday appreciated all the activities, particularly those geared for families.

"It was a beautiful sunny day, providing an incredible finish for a great month of Carnival weekends," she said.

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