Doug Malone presented the Hannibal Winterfest committee with a generous donation to cover the cost of a Ã¢â‚¬Å“Night On the Town for TwoÃ¢â‚¬Â. The evening consists of a gift certificate for dinner at VonaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Restaurant in Oswego and two passes to the Oswego Cinema. The committee will be selling raffle tickets for this prize from now until Winterfest weekend. The proceeds from the raffle are used to provide prizes for the winners of the events.
Winterfest events are held over two days, on Saturday February 6 and Sunday February 7. Saturday events include a craft show with entertainment and Softball in the Snow competition. On Sunday a variety of outdoor events are held, with the Human Dog Sled race as a highlight of the day. Participating teams make their own sleds of cardboard, rope and duct-tape and have a great time racing for the finish line. Competition is divided into several divisions by age, so kids of all ages can have a chance (including the kids who are Ã¢â‚¬Å“MatureÃ¢â‚¬Â (age 41 and over). Snow Sculpture competition, Three People on a Ski, Snowshoe Obstacle race and Tug of War in the Snow are the other events scheduled for Sunday. Competition for events is free, except for Softball in Snow, but does require pre-registration. Cash prizes are awarded in all competitions to the first place winners, and prizes are also awarded for second and third place.
Rules and Registration forms and permission and release forms are available to download on the Winterfest website: http://hannibalwinterfest.com. Photos from prior events are also in the archives section of the website. Forms may also be obtained at the Hannibal Municipal Building. For more information and questions, contact Ann Mahaney at 564-5658.