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Winter fun weekends slated for February

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Winter events are returning to the area this month with the Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce Winterfest on Saturday; Brantingham Winterfest on Feb. 19 and 20; and Fast & Flurryous in Lyons Falls on Feb. 26.

CARTHAGE WINTERFEST

It’s time to construct a racing cardboard sled and for women to warm up their throwing arms — it’s Winterfest time.

The Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting Winterfest from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Carthage Park, 1 Park Drive.

This year will bring back Winterfest favorites — the cardboard sled race and women’s fry pan toss.

“This is a great event that offers the members of the community an opportunity to get out there and enjoy all of the fun activities winter has to offer,” said chamber Executive Director Rebecca Wallen. “Sure some of us are tired of the cold and the snow, but the snow can be fun.”

“The cardboard sled race encourages kids and adults to get creative and create fun, crazy sleds from just cardboard and tape,” she added. “Then we have the women’s fry pan toss, where ladies can show off their strength and skill. We will also have a magic show, raffles, snow sculpture, bingo games, crafts, plus City Dawgz of NNY will be there with delicious food and hot chocolate for sale. Masks will be required to participate in our indoor events.”

Throughout the day there will be raffle drawings with tickets available at the event for $1 each. Children will have the opportunity to build snow sculptures and make crafts.

For complete rules and registration forms, visit the event website at www.carthageny.info/events/winterfest.

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