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Saturday, February 26, 2011

What a Wintertastic Carnival

Well done, the Dwight Winter Carnival! Under bright sunshine, and with mild temperatures, there was a great turnout. It kicked off with a pancake breakfast. And you have to hand it to our local MP, Tony Clement, he comes to ALL the community events. Even if it means eating food that gets cold while he's talking to his constituents!

That was about the quietest it was all day.

Outside, there were dog sled rides, with a lovely, patient team (although Grace the lead dog didn't always go where directed)

Across the road at the rink, there was curling; sled bowling (you sit on the sled, and get bowled down the rink towards big cardboard "pins" -- good fun!) and an on-going shoot-out at the net.

Beyond that, the mini-snowmobiles were jam packed. And fast enough that the adults got a work-out just keeping up with the little ones!

Faces were painted.

There were awards and ribbons and trophies, candy apples, candy floss and a bbq put on by the Lions' Club.

Minnows were raced (and mine won! Go Fin-Yatta!!!)

There were baked goods and books, and fashionable hats for sale. Outside, Clint sported the highest fashion hat, with his creation in pure Ontario Skunk. Rock that, runway divas!

The Carnival Bear found a home. Edwin West was the winner of the Bob Palmer Award for community service, and everyone cheered.

The juggler got everyone into the act. It was a great day, lots of people, tons of kids, plenty to do, and wonderful weather.
So now it's over, the Carnival Committee can take a deep breath, and then stand up again, for a round of applause. It takes a community to keep events like this alive.
Which means, of course, planning for next year...
Be sure to keep this on your calendars! Our guests were there, having fun. Lyla went twice on the dog sleds, and Geza looked like an experienced hand driving the mini-sleds!
And honestly, where can you have this much fun for just a $3.00 Carnival Button admission???

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