KAWARTHA LAKES: “Bobcaygeon's FrostFest Family Day celebration of winter is the perfect way for families to get outside and spend time together,” says Councillor Kathleen Seymour-Fagan, a founding member of Impact 32, the volunteer group organizing the event. “Building a snow sculpture can be very easy for younger children or as challenging as the older ones and adults want to make it. Plus it's totally free, and a good chance to meet and chat with other families.”
Blessed with perfect weather, last year's FrostFest brought large crowds and more than 50 snow sculpture entries. Families and visitors enjoyed gallons of hot chocolate and hundreds of homemade cookies, donated by local businesses and volunteers.
Impact 32 volunteers had a good time too, running fun games, with prizes for every child, and mascot Bobbie Constellation's visit to FrostFest was a special highlight.
This year FrostFest is again located at the park, at Lock 32 beside the swing bridge, and Impact 32 is again offering prizes for your engineering marvel! Enter as a 'Family/Group', to win one of two $100 gift certificates, or as a 'Businesses/Community Organization', to bag bragging rights and good Family Day results. Gift certificates are redeemable at the Bobcaygeon retailer of your choice.
You can build your snow sculpture any time you like, and volunteers will be on duty taking pictures of your masterpiece from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Sunday, February 18th. Ballots will be available on site, or you can vote for the photograph of the sculpture you like best on Impact 32’s Facebook page facebook.com/Impact32.
Volunteers will be posting Snow Sculpture Building Tips on their Facebook page and website, www.VisitBobcaygeon.com , as we get closer to the celebration.
“We'll be hanging out our “Flakes Welcome!” sign again this year, on February 18th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.” adds Marketing Chair Bonnie Harris. “Impact 32 volunteers are your Bobcaygeon friends and neighbours, and we all hope everyone drops by to enjoy a hot cup of cocoa, while you stroll around admiring the sculptures at FrostFest this Family Day weekend.”
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