Colton couple receives Citizen of the Year Award during annual Winterfest celebration
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 6:02 am

This year Judy and Ed Fuhr were honored for their work year-round to give both Colton residents and visitors a great place in which to recreate.

COLTON – The community’s annual Winterfest featured nearly 30 events, including the new broomball event and bestowal of the Citizen of the Year Award to Ed and Judy Fuhr for their service to the community and specifically to Winterfest since its inception years ago.

Winterfest Planning Committee Chair Grace Hawley said, “we sincerely thank the many event organizers and sponsors who arranged and supported three days of activities throughout town on January 24-26. We had some new events, which greatly added to the festivities. One new event this year was broomball and it could prove to be an exciting addition for future Winterfests. Every game during the weekend was well attended. And others have indicated a wish to also be involved next year.”

Each year, Winterfest activities support the Neighborhood Center serving Colton, Pierrepont and Parishville. Once the committee finishes collecting funds raised during Winterfest it will make a financial contribution to the center.

This year the quilt show drew about 300 items on display in five locations around town.

Danielle Edwards was the lucky winner of the raffle quilt, the “Higley Flow Trails Lodge Quilt,” designed, pieced and donated by Terri and Pat Burdick to the Friends of Higley Flow State Park.

One of the final events of the weekend was the foul shooting contest at school for five age groups of students. Organizer Diane Wolf reports the Hoop Shoot winners were Eve Whalen, Isabelle Vaccaro, Jake Thomas, Timmy Farns, Kaitlyn Long, Lydia Thomas, Jack Kessler, Matthew Schwartfigure and Kiana Hogle. Each received an award donated by Mike’s Trophies.

Large murals created by Colton-Pierrepont Central School students under the guidance of art teacher Krystal Stowe depicted the “Jazz It Up January” theme. They are still on display around town to brighten the winter landscape—outside the Colton Hepburn Library on Main Street, in Three Falls Park at the corner of State Highway 56 and Sugar Bush Lane and outside the Pavilion at Swift Field off Sugar Bush Lane.