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Family Fun Day in the Frontenacsby Julie Druker
Photo: Tug-O-War at the SLHS Retro Winter Carnival at on Feb. 19
Picture perfect weather for February's Family Day brought many visitors out to a number of community family events held last weekend. At the Sharbot Lake high school on Feb. 19, members of the student council organized and ran their first ever Retro Winter Carnival. Over 50 participants of all ages from the community faced off in a number of challenging games that included tug-o-war, egg toss karaoke, sloosh races, a hockey shoot out and many more. Participants were divided into four color teams and competed at a number of events that took place in and around the school.
Photo: Nathaniel and Quentin Watson of Verona and Evan Helmond of Peterborough try out the snow shoes at the SF Volunteer Recognition and Family Fun Day on Feb. 20 at the Frontenac Arena
On February 20 at the Frontenac Arena in Piccadilly visitors from all over South Frontenac gathered for the second annual South Frontenac Volunteer Recognition and Family Winter Carnival. Visitors had a chance to skate, snow shoe, play a number of outdoor games and experience a horse drawn wagon ride. Adults could enter a number of contests including log sawing, log splitting and nail driving Visitors were invited to submit the names of volunteers throughout the four districts in South Frontenac for a draw and in the afternoon 20 lucky winning volunteers received gift cards to Nicole's Gifts in Verona and Cool Foods in Harrowsmith. The event was organized by Dan Bell, chair of the Portland Recreation Committee and member of the South Frontenac Central Recreation Committee. The latter sponsored the day’s events. Bell said the event provides “a great chance for the entire community to get together and rub shoulders and have some fun while also recognizing the many important members of the community who volunteer in various organizations and groups and who do so much in and for the community.”
Volunteer recognition draw winners are Pat Barr, Peter Brugman, Elra Lee Ball, Erma Braken, Kathy Closs, Larry Gow, Suzanne Hoag, Lindsay Hull, Merry Horton, Lynn Jackson, Cheryl Kellar, Don Lawson, David Meir, Jen Meulenaar, Ann McDougall, Betty O'Connor, Stan Ritchie, Ginny Redmond, Gayle Roberson, Rachael Smith-Tryon, Frank York.