Winterfest 2013 draws hundreds to Wakamow

Justin Crann
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Maddie Marasse blows bubbles at Winterfest 2013 in Wakamow Valley on Sunday. The event drew hundreds to the park for a day of cool-weather fun. 

Hundreds of Moose Javians flocked to the Kiwanis River Park Skating Oval in Wakamow Valley for the latest iteration of Winterfest this past Sunday.

“It’s a day of fun, family activities for people to come out and enjoy,” explained organizer Gisele Perrault. “This is the third year running. We used to do it a long time ago, but there was a bit of a break. ... This is the third year for the new and improved version.”

The event’s attendance is usually determined by the weather, Perrault said, and this year’s organizers were anticipating a big turn-out because of the relatively warm day.

Their expectations were met: at one point, there were more people than parking spots to accomodate, and some event attendees had to walk some distance from their vehicle to the skating oval.

For more, pick up tomorrow's Times-Herald.

Organizations: Kiwanis River Park Skating Oval

Geographic location: Wakamow Valley

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