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WinterFest on tap

TICONDEROGA - WinterFest will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ticonderoga's Bicentennial Park.

The inaugural winterFest attracted about 60 participants and 40 volunteers, said Adrienne Weld, who is helping organize WinterFest.

The goal of WinterFest 2011 remains the same.

The day of outdoor activities will be sponsored by a host of community organizations, including the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, the Ticonderoga Kiwanis, the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, the Ticonderoga Central School District, the town of Ticonderoga, the Ti Knights of Columbus, American Legion, North Country Community College, Girl Scouts, Future Business Leaders of America, the Ti High Art Club, the local National Honor Society chapter, Students Against Drunk Driving, Ti High Student Voice, the school Yearbook Club and the school Key Club.

WinterFest will feature snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, snowman building, snow sculpting, broom ball, snowmobiling and other activities.

There will also be refreshments, door prizes and a raffle of two Gore Mountain lift passes.

People are encouraged to bring their own equipment, although some equipment will be available for use.

Weld said local businesses are also supporting WinterFest. Lowe's has donated sleds, brooms, signage, ear muffs and gloves. The Ticonderoga Teachers Association, the Key Club and Jay's Sunoco have donated T-shirts. Treadway Outfitters and Community Bank have donated door prizes.

Getting in the WinterFest spirit, locals businesses will offer discounts that day. Adam's Rib, Sugar & Spice, Old Mill Cafe, Burleigh Luncheonette, Burgoyne Grill, Two Brothers Meat Market and the Wagon Wheel will offer 10 percent discounts. Roxie's and Rathbun Jewelers will offer 20 percent discounts. Also offering discounts will be the Ticonderoga Best Western and Achieve Fitness.

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