Hague Winter Weekend a success

To the Times of Ti:

Hague Winter Weekend was held Feb. 17-19.  Starting off the weekend was the Snow Queen Pageant, which was held  at the Hague Community Center. Bobbie Jean Fish, Katy Wells and Joanne Trudeau worked with seven young ladies for many weeks to provide a very entertaining evening. Crowned this year’s Snow Queen is Delaney Reeves. Kaylee Coon is Snow Princess and Caitlin Myers is Dutchess. Participant awards were given to Kasey Fish, Fallon Kennedy, Madison Fish and  Keila Jordan.

The weekend continued with the Hague Volunteer Fire Department’s breakfast on Saturday morning which had a great turnout. On Saturday afternoon a reception was held  at the Hague Community Center to honor Dan Belden, longtime town supervisor who left office after many years of service. Saturday night featured the Beste  Scholarship Dinner.    

On Sunday the Polar Bear Plunge was held at The Trout House Village Resort . The event is sponsored by the Hague Chamber of Commerce and raises money for  WOKO’s Big Change Round-up.  This year 115 brave people took the plunge into Lake George and raised over $4100 Martha Crammond raised the most donations with $600. Mickey Fitzgerald was second with $470 and Kat  Dickhoff raised $250 for third.   As a group, the wrestlers from P.A.C. wrestling collected $800 in donations.  WOKO’s Steve Pelkey and the Vermont Children’s Hospitals head pediatrician  Dr. Lewis First were on hand to Emcee the event.  WOKO sponsors the Big Change Round-up to benefit  the Vermont Children’s Hospital.

After the plunge it was off to the Hague Volunteer Fire Department for the Chili Bake-off and to dance to Calamity Rock.   Twelve different chilis were entered in the contest.  First place went to Caryl May of the EMA. Second place was a tie between Tom Denno and Sandy Rympkema. Third place went to Brenda Rider. Thanks to all who entered. All the chilis were great.

Even though Mother Nature did not cooperate with ice for the lake and snow for the cross-country skiing and snowmobiling it was truly a great weekend.

Tom Haskell, Hague

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