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Carnival wraps up this weekend, features sled dog and car races

This longstanding races series features classic sports cars in various states of modification. Crowds of motor-sports enthusiasts enjoy not only the competition, but friendly chatting about the vehicles, their modifications and preparation for the races. Registration is at Longshots Restaurant.

Also a treat for spectators on Saturday only will be a Skydiving Swoop Competition. Sunkiss Ballooning will have a "Fly Off" on Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 am, weather permitting. A Hot Air Balloon MoonGlow is also tentatively scheduled at dusk Saturday on the Lake, weather permitting. The Carnival's annual Chili Cook Off will take place at noon Saturday near the Shepard's Park pier, and Rich Moran's Professional Scuba Center personnel will be performing ice diving demonstrations both days.

Those who seek participatory sports can enjoy trying their hand at Frisbee Golf, from noon to 2 p.m. both days - sponsored by Pottersville's Natural Stone Bridges & Caves.

Other events planned are tethered hot air balloon rides in the morning, hot air balloon "Walk-Abouts", children's activities and face painting, the latter located inside at King Neptune's, plus ATV hay rides, games on the ice, wood carving, and a children's petting zoo Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Both days, the daredevil snowmobile water skip will be held at 2:30 p.m. followed by the ever-popular Polar Plunge at 3 p.m. To top off the conclusion of the Winter Carnival, a raffle drawing will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday for a 2010 Polaris 550 snowmobile. Raffle tickets are available at the Winter Carnival headquarters in Shepard's Park, and entrants do not have to be present to win.

"We've had three incredible weekends of Winter Carnival activities so far this year, so join us this final weekend for 2010," Kokalas said.

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