Back Country Skiers | Elizabethtown Column

The fifth Grade of Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School would like you help them raise money for their June educational trip to Washington D.C. They are hosting a delicious spaghetti dinner at the Lewis Fire House on Friday, Feb. 28. Dinner begins at 5 p.m., with take out at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $8, $5 for children age 12 and under or $25 for a family.

After dinner, work off those calories at the Zumba Dance Party from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School, hosted by the Elizabethtown Social Center. For more information call 873-6408.

Back Country Skiers, the 20th Annual Back Country Ski Festival hosted by the Mountaineer Store in Keene Valley is Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2. Sign up for one of the back country tours lead by Cloudsplitter Mountain guides, attend free mini clinics or demos at Otis Mountain ski area in New Russia on Saturday or see the show at the Keene Central School Saturday evening at 8 p.m.

Chris Davenport, an extreme big mountain skier will be giving a memorable presentation, doors open to the public at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10, there’s also a raffle. To find out the many other things happening or to register visit their website at www.mountaineer.com/skifest. They are asking those attending, for donations of non perishable items for the Keene Food Shelf. For other information contact Holly Blanchard at holly@mountaineer.com or Vinny McClelland at vinny@mountaineer.com.

After all that skiing, the place to be on Sunday, March 2, is the 26th Annual Fish Fry benefit for the Elizabethtown-Lewis Fire Departments. Join the fun at the Wooden Nickle on Route 9 in Lewis, from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. with take-out from noon until 1 p.m. They’ll be serving the all you can eat meal of beer battered pollock and assorted side dishes for $7. You’ll have the opportunity to win over $1,500 worth of cash prizes, a 50/50 raffle and many other raffles throughout the day. If you are interested in contributing to the auction, supplying a covered dish or place an order for take out, please speak with Jean or Jim Olsen at 873-9990. They are also asking for donations of can goods for the Elizabethtown Food Shelf, so please bring at least one non perishable item to help out.

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