Berwick celebrates annual winter carnival
Some cancelled events may be rescheduled
The weather may have resulted in a few changes, but the Berwick Winter Carnival still attracted an exited crowd.
Held Feb. 11 in Berwick, the carnival kicked off with a hot breakfast at the Masonic Lodge and wrapped with a free skate at the Kings Mutual Century Centre.
The Berwick fire hall was a hub of activity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Fun Fair sponsored by the Berwick and District Nursery School.
The nursery school’s parentcoop planned the event - complete with a bounce castle, food and children’s games – to raise money for the school.
“It helps with the maintenance of the building and the programming at the school,” said parent Susie Bond, who was thrilled with the turnout.
The fluffy snow and subzero temperatures were not ideal for the planned Build a Snowman competition and sledding party at Grand View Manor, but Town of Berwick recreation co-ordinator Carol Boylan-hartling hopes for opportunities to reschedule both of these events.
“Sometimes the weather doesn’t co-operate,” said Boylanhartling, who explained that the snow at the sledding hill was too patchy to have several kids sliding at once.
“Safety comes first. We’ll get the word out when we can do it again when it’s safe.”
Those interested in attending if the cancelled events are rescheduled can keep up to date by following the Town of Berwick’s Facebook page.
Despite the weather-related cancellations, Boylan-hartling was pleased to see several people come out to enjoy the rest of the activities the winter carnival had to offer.
“The winter carnival brings everybody out to have fun in the winter. This is good for the young families,” she said. follow us on Twitter @Kingsnsnews
Three-year-old Kelcey Weir of Kingston could hardly decide which sweet treat to taste test first.
Liam Kozera of Berwick contemplates his best move at the sucker pull station set up for Berwick’s winter carnival fun day.
Three-year-old Zaxy Baker of Waterville poses for a photo with her face-painting artist, Bekki Geddes.