WinterFest to return

TICONDEROGA - WinterFest will make an encore in Ticonderoga.

The second annual day of outdoor activities will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bicentennial Park.

"I was pleased with last year's event," said Adrienne Weld, who is helping organize WinterFest. "I'm sure all those who participated remember the brutal cold, but we still had a lot of fun. Hopefully this year the weather will be better."

The inaugural WinterFest attracted about 60 participants and 40 volunteers, Weld said.

The goal of WinterFest 2011 remains the same.

"We want to get people out and get them physically active," said Weld, a physical education teacher at Ti High. "We want to beat the winter blues."

The day of outdoor activities will be sponsored by the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, the Ticonderoga Kiwanis, the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, the Ticonderoga Central School District and the town of Ticonderoga.

WinterFest will feature snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, snowman building, broomball, snowmobiling and other activities.

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

"We're going to do the things I did growing up, the things our parents did," Weld said. "It seems like no one wants to go outside in the winter anymore. We want to get families and their children involved."

School groups such as the Key Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions, National Honor Society, Student Voice, Yearbook and Art Club, will participate.

"We started this a year ago and we want to see it grow bigger and better every year." Weld said. "We want to add activities and we want more people in the community to come out. We want it to be fun for everyone."

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