Winterevent is coming to Schroon Lake.
Winterevent will be a series of activities in the community Feb. 15 through March 17.
It will get under way Friday, Feb. 15, with a snow sculpture contest in the town park.The theme will be “Honoring our Children.” Up to 25 contestants will compete for almost $700 in prizes.
The contest winners will be chosen by the public, who can vote online at Schroonlakeevents/facebook or at the participating businesses on Main Street. The awards will be given out on Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at the Winterevent awards dinner to be held at Flanagans Pub.
“We think this will be a great annual event,” commented Penny Edenfield, general manager of Flanagans Pub and a participating sponsor.
Winterevent will continue with a chili cook-off at the Schroon Lake Fish and Game Club on Saturday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The proceeds from the cook-off will be donated to Schroon Lake Fire Department.
Continuing with the culinary theme, participating businesses will be celebrating “The Taste of Schroon” on Main Street 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24.
“Each business will be showcasing their best winter dishes. This should be a great weekend for folks who love great food,” commented Joan Cunningham, a Winterevent organizer.
The Schroon Lake Fish and Game Club will host the Adirondack’s Best Ice Fishing Tournament Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3. Fishing will start at daylight on Saturday and end at 4 p.m. Sunday. All fish must be weighed in at the clubhouse by 4 p.m. Sunday and caught in the designated waters of Schroon Lake. Tickets must be purchased prior to fishing to be eligible for any prizes.
There will be three categories of fish —trout, salmon and northern pike — with three cash prizes in each category determined by weight. All cash prizes will be awarded at the clubhouse after 4 p.m. close of fishing on Sunday. Door prizes donated by area merchants, members and friends of the club will be drawn hourly on both days. A prize list will be posted at the club.
The inaugural Leprechaun Throwing Contest will be held Saturday, March 16, in the town park. Each contestant will be judged on the authenticity of the appearance of the leprechaun or their ability to throw the leprechaun over the pot of gold. The leprechaun weight limit is 30 pounds.
“This should be a great way to kick off a unique party holiday and finish up Schroon Lake’s first Winterevent,” stated Helen Need, manager of Timberwolf Pub, a participating sponsor.
The awards will be given out that the Timberwolf Pub at 7 p.m. prior to the St. Patrick’s Day parties.
Throughout the Winterevent snowboarding, cardboard races, snowmobiling, the poker run, moonlight snowshoe treks and bonfires in the park will be available for all guests.
For those who prefer indoor activities, cooking, candy making and yoga for beginners will be offered along with open mic nights, oldies concerts and more.
For more information go online at Schroonlakeevents.com
“We look forward to seeing you all at Schroon Lake Winterevent 2013,” Cunningham said.