NORTH CREEK - Ski Bowl Park in North Creek will come alive this weekend and welcome the Annual Winter Xtravaganza Celebration. Festivities will begin Saturday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m.
"The purpose of the event is for people of the North Country to get out and celebrate winter and all it has to offer in this area," said Kelly Nessle of Friends of Johnsburg Parks.
The snow shortage won't keep winter activities from the Ski Bowl and the event will feature tubing, skating, snow shoe walks and races, snow games and snow sculptures.
Free hot chocolate will be available as well as a bake sale to benefit the Cheerful Crickets Nursery School. Food will also be on sale. Horse-drawn wagon rides, a Bill Koch race, and music will be provided as well as a bonfire and s'mores.
Locals are encouraged to attend the event and should bring resident's passes to receive two hours of free tubing or skiing.
The appearance of Ski Bowl Park has been constantly changing over the past several months and will continue to see improvements in the coming years. The Winter Xtravaganza will be host fundraising efforts to raise money for park improvements. Friends of Johnsburg Parks will be kicking off their annual raffle at the event.
"One ticket presents the opportunity to be one out of 200 people to win $1,000," said Nessle. Tickets will be on sale for $20, and first prize is $1,000, second prize is $500 and third prize is $250.
Winners will be drawn once all 200 tickets are sold, which will be - at the latest - July 4. Tickets are also available from members of the Friends of Johnsburg Parks, the Ski Bowl Park Advisory Committee, and North Creek Business Alliance members. Call 251-3739 to reserve tickets.