Bobcaygeon celebrated its first annual Family FrostFest last weekend, hosted by Impact 32, a volunteer committee made up of local business owners and community organizers.
Kids of all ages were encouraged to head on down to the park at Lock 32 and create their very own snow creation. Hundreds of people turned out to build and to admire the snow sculptures, which ranged from dragons to unicorns and from beaver lodges to octopuses.
“We served up gallons of hot chocolate donated by Tom and Wendy Hunt and provided by Kawartha Coffee Company, and a small mountain of home-baked cookies,” says Marketing committee chair Bonnie Harris. “All the planning and hands-on work to run the 3-day event was done by our local volunteers, from inventing games to manning our mascot and baking cookies, our volunteers shouldered the work and shared the laughs that made this three-day event so much fun.”
The winners of the snow sculpture contest were announced on February 25th after a week of voting by both paper ballot and Facebook “likes”. The competition was stiff, with many excellent sculptures.
In the Kids Under 10 category, the winner of the $100 gift certificate was Myah Heacock for “Marshmallow Heart”. Several other awards were made to the children in this group and can be seen on the Impact 32 Facebook page in the comments beside each picture.
Two families won the Family/Group category and each receives a $100 gift certificate: Claire Kimble Mahoney and family for their “Unicorn” snow sculpture and Michelle Mitchell and family for “Mitchellsaurus”.
In the Business category, the winner was Kelly James and Tom Wood of New Deal Realty for “Canada’s 150th”. The runner-up was was Happy Days Houseboats with their creation, “Boat hair, don’t care”.
“Impact 32 congratulates these winners and thanks everyone involved for making this event a happy memory for our local families,” says Impact 32 Steering Committee Chair and founding member Carly Poole.
“I’d specifically like to say a big thank you to volunteers Ann Adare, Lou Andrews, Nicole Campbell, Michele Dames, Bonnie Harris, Carol Kimmerly, Theresa Nelson, and Catherine Pentiricci. Of course, as always it’s a wonderful feeling to know we can count on the support of our community and everyone who came to FrostFest. We hope see you all again next year!”
All photos courtesy of Impact 32.