The Town of Colton Winterfest Weekend includes a new Passport to Winterfest activity this year. Unique stamps for event organizers to stamp players’ forms have been hand carved by Angela, Marylee and John Ballou, who all graduated from Colton-Pierrepont Central School. Angela and Marylee (in middle) recently presented the carved stamps to the Winterfest Planning Committee chaired by Grace Hawley (on left). Photo by Ruth McWilliams.
COLTON -- Colton’s annual “Jazz It Up January” themed Winterfest Weekend will be Jan. 24 through 26 this year, with highlights to include sleigh rides, a health fair, a “family day” at Higley, and a chilifest.
The “Passport to Winterfest” will award participants who visit at least eight of 14 events listed in the passport sheet a free candy bar to support the CPCS senior class trip, as well as entry to a gift certificate drawing. One gift card for $25 will be awarded to a participant under 16 years old and one for $50 to someone over age 17. Passport sheets will be available Friday night and all day Saturday at the school.
New attractions will include a “Rock-N-Skate,” with music and lights from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Pavilion at Swift Field.
Table tennis for doubles and singles will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the school.
The newly formed Broomball League will host a mid-season tournament, open to anyone, Sunday at 10 a.m. at the pavilion. All supplies will be provided.
Returning favorites will include the health and craft fairs Saturday in the school gymnasium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The health fair includes Operation Safe Child ID by the Sheriff’s Department, as well as blood pressure, cholesterol readings, and blood sugar testing. For more information call Mary Long at 262-2947.
The fee for craft fair vendors is $15 per table. Vendors can reserve a space with Grace Hawley at 262-2439.
Each year Winterfest activities support the Neighborhood Center serving Colton, Pierrepont and Parishville.
Three Falls Antiques will host a silent auction. Artists, crafters, collectors or others wishing to contribute can contact Judy at 265-2566 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations will be accepted until Jan. 25 at 10 a.m.
For more information call Scott Muller at 244-9956.
The full Winterfest schedule follows:
The complete festival schedule is available at www.townofcolton.com, below the calendar under events.
• Throughout Weekend: Art Around Town, Friday 5-7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; student artwork displayed at CPCS, Colton Hepburn Library, 84 Main Street, Pergola at Three Falls Park, State Highway 56 and Sugar Bush Lane, and outside Pavilion at Swift Field, off Sugar Bush Lane, Krystal Stowe – email@example.com or 262-2100.
• Friday, January 24: 3:15 p.m.-8 p.m., Pizza/Sit-down & Take-out, CPCS Cafeteria, Colton Wesleyan Church/Nora Buckley, 262-2071, 262-2618; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Art Around Town/Opening at Colton-Pierrepont Central School, student artwork displayed plus snacks, Krystal Stowe, firstname.lastname@example.org, 262-2100; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. High School Varsity Basketball Games/CPCS v. Norwood-Norfolk Central School, Boys from 6-7:30 p.m.; Girls from 7:30-9 p.m., CPCS gym, Jim Nee, 262-2100.
• Saturday, January 25: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Pancake Breakfast, $7 general, $7 Seniors, Mason’s High Falls Lodge, 85 Main Street, William Galvin, 262-4185; 8 a.m. to noon, registration at 7 a.m., Snowmobile Safety Course, CPCS, Danny Collins, 212-0070; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Health Fair, includes Operation Safe Child ID, blood pressure, cholesterol readings, blood sugar testing, flu shots, flu shots $30 or no charge if Medicare, CPCS gym, Mary Long, 262-2947; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Craft Fair, vendor fee $15 per table, CPCS gym, Grace Hawley, 262-2439; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Story Hour at the Library, craft, snack, Colton Hepburn Library, 84 Main Street, Dennis Eickhoff, 262-2310; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Family Day at Higley Flow State Park, light refreshments, skiers, snowshoers, Higley Flow State Park, 442 Cold Brook Drive, Judy and Ed Fuhr, 262-2362; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Silent Auction Supporting Neighborhood Center, winners announced Jan. 26 at 3 p.m., 3 Falls Antiques, 3912 State Highway 56, Judy Brassard, 265-2566 or 262-2166; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Annual Quilt Show, Colton Hepburn Library, 84 Main Street, Colton Town Hall, 94 Main Street, Zion Episcopal Church, 91 Main Street, Lorraine Gowing, 379-9392; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Food & Craft Sale Plus Quilting Demonstration, Working on Linus Project, Colton Methodist Church, 11 Church Street, Shirley Gardner, 386-2103; 10 a.m. to dusk, Quilt Show, Featuring Quilts & Antique Buttons of Christine & Judy Rexford, hot drinks and snacks, Catamount Lodge, 2092 State Highway 56, Ruth McWilliams, 262-2450 or 262-2255; 10 a.m. to dusk, Recreational Snowshoeing & Cross-Country Skiing, School snowshoes available in Lodge to sign out, hot drinks and snacks, Catamount Lodge & Forest Trails, 2092 State Highway 56, Ruth McWilliams, 262-2450 or 262-2255; 10 a.m., Colton Broomball Mid-Season Tournament, open to all, Ice Rink in Pavilion at Swift Field, off Sugar Bush Lane, Dan Murph, email@example.com; 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Chilifest, Homemade Chili, Chili Dogs, $4 for chili with roll; $2 for chili dog; $1 drinks, CPCS gym, lobby, store, 4921 State Highway 56, CPCS Class of 2017, Diane Wolf, 265-0933; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cookie Decorating & Sledding, CPCS gym, Kristen Vaccaro, 262-2151; 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner, Sit-down & Take-out, $7 Adults, $3 Children 4-12 years, Free Children under 4 years of age, CPCS, Senior Racqueteers, Donald Potter, 268-1410; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Rock & Skate (with music and lights), Ice Rink in Pavilion at Swift Field, off Sugar Bush Lane, Kevin Lamora, 262-2225; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Winterfest Concert/Featuring Papadon ‘Don’ Washington with Crane School of Music & CPCS students, Opens with CPCS Jazz Band and presentation of Citizen of the Year award, $5 General Admission, $3 Children under 12 years of age, $10 Family of 3 or more, CPCS Auditorium, Nick Avery, 262-2302.
• Sunday, January 26: 8 a.m. to noon: International Breakfast, breakfast bakes, waffle station, muffins, scrambled eggs, sausage & hash browns, $8 Adults, $6 Seniors & Children ages 6-13 years old, Free for Children 5 years old and younger, CPCS cafeteria, CPCS Classes of 2016 and 2017, Diane Wolf, 265-0933; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Higley Hustle Ski Festival, x-country races for all ages/abilities; classical & freestyle techniques; 1st-timers welcome, awards—1st 3 places in each age/gender category, 2.5K races under 14, 5 and 10K races for 14 and over, $5 if under 14 years of age, $20 for 14 years & older, Higley Flow State Park, 442 Cold Brook Drive, Judy and Ed Fuhr, 262-2362; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Silent Auction Plus Drawing for Passport to Winterfest, continues—Auction winners at 3 p.m., Passport at 4 p.m., 3 Falls Antiques, Judy Brassard, 265-2566 or 262-2166; 10 a.m. to dusk, Recreational Snowshoeing & X-Country Skiing, continues at Catamount Lodge—snowshoes, hot drinks & snacks, Ruth McWilliams, 262-2450 or 262-2255; 10 a.m. to dusk, Quilt Show, Quilts & Buttons of the Rexford Women, continues at Catamount Lodge, 1 of 5 show venues, Ruth McWilliams, 262-2450 or 262-2255; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Annual Quilt Show, Colton Hepburn Library, Town Hall, Zion Episcopal Church, Lorraine Gowing, 379-9392; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Food & Craft Sale Plus Quilting Demo on Old Quilting Frames, continues at Methodist Church, Shirley Gardner, 386-2103; noon to 3 p.m., Dog Sled Rides, $25 for 1.0 mile ride per person; $15 for 0.3 mile ride per person, Call of the Wild, 3019 State Highway 56, Spencer Thew, 262-2145; noon to 4 p.m., Sleigh Rides, St. Law. Co. Forest Land off Lenny Road, past Pleasant Mound Cemetery, park along Lenny Road or at Transfer Station turnaround, Tim Hatch, 244-0928; 1 p.m. to done, registration at 12:30 p.m., Hoop Shoot/Foul Shooting Contest, Awards to female and male winner in each age group (donated by Mike’s Trophies), CPCS gym, Diane Wolf, 265-0933; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Open Table Tennis/Doubles & Singles, CPCS gym, Kevin Lamora, 262-2225.