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Winter festival features many local contests and events

February 6, 2014
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

The 2014 Presidents' Day Weekend Winter Festival, held Feb. 14 to 16 at Lakeside Park in Mayville, will feature several contests with cash prizes for different age categories this year. The Saturday, Feb. 15 contests this year include the popular Snowball Distance Throwing Contest, sponsored by Westfield Dodge City, held at 2:30 p.m. This contest is open to all those ages 4 to adult. Also held again this year is the Lego Creation Building Contest, a new contest created for last year's event. Sponsored by North Shore Specialties, all those ages 3 to adult can enter to win cash prizes by building their Lego creation throughout the weekend, with the judging taking place on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. The adult category is new this year and invites the kid in everyone to have some fun, too.

On Sunday, Feb. 16 the Snowman/Animal Building Contest, sponsored by Andriaccio's Restaurant, will be held. Children ages 4 to 12 are invited to participate in this contest to win cash prizes. Children must provide their own materials to decorate their snow creation. Judging will be held at 2:30 p.m. and will be based on creativity in different age categories. No sharp objects will be allowed for safety reasons. Also on Sunday, a new contest will be held. The Golf Ball Race, sponsored by Beauty Boutique, for children ages 4 to 12 will be held at 1:30 p.m. The race involves balancing a golf ball on a tablespoon around a track while following a few rules. Judging will also be based on different age categories and cash prizes will be awarded.

The Pet Parade will take place this year on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. Those wishing to participate may call the Chamber office at (716) 753-3113 for information. All pets are welcome. Make a mean chili? Enter it in this year's Chili Cook-Off held at the festival this year on Saturday, Feb. 15.

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The 2014 President’s Day Weekend Winter Festival, held February 14 – 16 at Lakeside Park in Mayville, will feature several contests with cash prizes for different age categories this year. Medallion clues through Feb. 6th are on page A6.

The judging will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., with judging in a People's Choice category as well as a more professional judging by selected judges. Call the Chamber Office for details on participating. There is also the very popular Polar Bear Swim benefiting the Mayville Food Pantry, taking place on Saturday, Feb. 15 at noon. Call the Chamber office also at the above telephone number to obtain a form to collect donations for the Food Pantry or go to the web site The Dewittville Fire Department will be on hand, as well as the Mayville Fire Department to assist with this annual event. You can also go to the website for information on the Chili Cook-Off. Many other events and activities are taking place this year, as well as food and craft vendors being on hand in the Community Center and the tent. Go to the Chamber web site at to obtain a schedule of events. This is an event for the entire family to enjoy. So come to Lakeside Park Presidents' Day weekend and chase away those cabin fever blues.



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