Winter Festival this Saturday at community centre

By Rob Vogt
It will be a day of fun for family and people of all ages.
Winter Festival will take over the Claresholm Community Centre this Saturday, March 11, starting at 12 noon with opening remarks by dignitaries.
“I think it’s going to be a great event,” said Megan McClung of the Town of Claresholm who is helping organize the event.
At 12:30 p.m., Claresholm and District Family and Community Support Services will be hosting “The Amazing Race”. Teams will go around town undertaking various challenges to earn clues to the next place and the next challenge, winding up back at the finish line at the community centre.
Pre-registration is required by March 8 by contacting Family and Community Support Services at 403-625-4417.
There will be a sno-pitch fun game at Moffit Park west of the community centre, along with an all ages skills competition, starting at 12:15 p.m.
The day also includes a beer gardens; food truck and food inside.
Keeping with the winter theme, there will be a blow-up curling rink and a road hockey tournament and skills competition.
Stage entertainment will be provided all afternoon by Bridgette Yardwood and Earl Morgan, with a “Minute to Win it” game show during breaks.
More than 30 vendors will also be on hand in the community centre for a vendor market.
The Kids Zone will offer carnival games, cotton candy, hot chocolate, snow painting, a sledding hill, free sparkle tattoos and more.
The Claresholm and District Museum is back with their photo booth, and the Claresholm Fire Department will be offering a fire pit all afternoon. Limited S’mores kits for $1 will also be available.
The day winds up with the Claresholm Arts Society showing the movie “Abominable” in the community centre at 7 p.m., with fireworks to follow to send Winter Festival off with a bang.
The first 30 people who register at the Town of Claresholm table will receive a door prize, and “Olaf” the mascot will also be making an appearance.
McClung encourages everyone to come out to the Claresholm Winter Festival.
She is grateful for so many people who have come forth to contribute.
“That’s what makes an event awesome,” she said. “For the town to come together with so many volunteers.
“(And) all these people willing to share and willing to promote it.”