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FareWELL to winter event set

The town of Willsboro will host a fareWELL to Winter event March 3.

The town of Willsboro will host a fareWELL to Winter event March 3. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— It may have been a little more warm and a little less white, but people in Willsboro will still have the chance to say goodbye to winter.

The town of Willsboro will be the site for the first FareWELL Festival, which will be held at the soccer fields/fairgrounds on Point Road from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3.

“We wanted to have a wholesome activity experience during the winter,” Janice Stainken of the FareWELL Committee said. “We wanted to provide and opportunity to have fun and socialize.”

Organizers are hopeful that some events will be able to take place, along with a full slate of activities.

“The activities will include snowshoe relay races, cross-country skiing, an obstacle course, candle making, a nature hike at 11 a.m. led by Champlain Area Trails, a treasure hunt egg scramble at 1:30 p.m. and other fun activities and prizes,” Marty Stratton of the Winter FareWELL Committee said. “We are hoping for a little bit of snow. It’s kind of sad that don’t have snow, but the scavenger hunt and obstacle course can still go on, as well as the exhibits.”

There will also be exhibits by the Willsboro Heritage Society, DEC forest ranger, and ice fishing display, along with a quilt show and a soup and build your Michigan luncheon at the Methodist Church.

“The event will be held snow or no,” Stratton said, adding that, in case of rain, the exhibits will be at the Willsboro Visitor Center.

“We have a lot of prizes to give out,” Stainken added.

Admission to the event is free, except for the luncheon.

Stratton also said that the organizers are looking for volunteers to help with the events and activities.

For more information, call Stratton 983-6454 or Stainken 963-7183.

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