CHAZY - It's back, and this year the chances of snow seem likely.
The annual Chazy Lions Club Winter Weekend at Chazy Central Rural School is just around the corner, and plans to keep the tradition alive are in full swing.
This year's events will begin Wednesday, Feb. 23, and conclude with the annual semi- formal dance Saturday, Feb. 26.
"Chazy has a strong attachment to traditions," said Chazy Lions Club member Jim Lucas. "While activities may have evolved over the years, the commitment from students, parents, community, and the Lions Club have held fast and we take pride in the accomplishments of the students."
This year's theme, chosen by the seniors, is 90s Cartoon Characters. The theme will be visible to the community when students in grades 7 through 12 create snow sculptures on the school's lawn. Twelfth graders have chosen "The Rugrats," 11th graders chose "Pokemon," 10th graders chose "Hey Arnold," ninth graders chose "Spongebob," eighth graders chose "The Magic Schoolbus," and seventh graders chose "Blues Clues."
Some minor changes were made to this year's schedule, including the open skate at Scotts' Rink Wednesday. An extra hour has been added, to make the skate time 2 to 5 p.m., which is open to the public. Skate rentals will also be given free of charge, but there is a limited quantity.
Another change, added to the winter weekend last year, is a school-wide fundraiser. Last year students in each class brought in donations to help with the relief causes in Haiti following the earthquake. Donations totaled $700, and students received points based on how much they were able to raise.
Although the students are still deciding what fundraiser to support, student council president Olivia Seymour, a junior at CCRS, said they have a focus.
"We plan on donating to a charity that has a personal background to a member of student council," she said.