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Hague to host winter weekend

40th annual event Feb. 15-17

Delaney Reeves was crowned queen at the 2012 Snow Queen Pageant during the annual Hague Winter Weekend.

Delaney Reeves was crowned queen at the 2012 Snow Queen Pageant during the annual Hague Winter Weekend. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— Hague will host its 40th annual Winter Weekend Feb. 15-17.

Formerly known as the winter carnival, the event is held the weekend prior to President’s Day in Hague.

The focal point of the weekend is the town’s Beste Scholarship Fund. All proceeds will go toward the scholarship fund.

Activities will get under way Friday, Feb. 15, with the Snow Queen Pageant at the Hague Community Center at 7 p.m.

The Beste Scholarship will be presented during intermission of the pageant.

Saturday, Feb. 16, there will be a firemen’s breakfast 7 to 11 a.m. at the Hague fire house; the Rotary silent auction will also be 7 to 11 a.m. at the fire house; and snowmobile rides will be noon to 3 p.m. at the Hague Fish & Game Club.

There will be cross country skiing Sunday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rogers Rock Campsite. The Polar Bear Plunge will be held at 2 p.m. at the Trout House Village dock with registration at 1 p.m.

The Polar Bear Plunge, part of the Hague event, will benefit the WOKO Big Change Round Up that supports the Vermont Children’s Hospital.

“Radio personalities from WOKO will be on hand to cheer on the participants as they plunge into the icy waters of Lake George,” said Tom Haskell, an event planner. “Last year’s event had over 100 participants and raised over $5,000.

“Each person who takes the plunge receives a free hat and certificate,” he added. “Participants are encouraged to obtain pledges from family, friends and co-workers. Prizes will be awarded for the most money collected. This year prizes will be awarded for the most donations collected by an individual and also for the group that collects the most money. Businesses are encouraged to recruit an employee and sponsor them for the plunge. In addition to bragging rights the group or business with the most pledges will be awarded a plaque for their achievement.”

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