Wrapping up Frost Fest 2018

If we’re going to have a long winter, we might as well celebrate it

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

Jillian Shepherd, who shepherds town staff and volunteers through the process of organizing the annual Frost Fest celebration, provided The Leader with the following comment on the 2018 edition:

“Frost Fest 2018 was a great success. We had many new activities this year and all events saw good attendance. A big thank you to all the organizations, groups and businesses that were involved with the event and thank you to all those who participated in the Frost Fest activities.”

New activities?

“The arts council did a couples dance night and a paint night, the Early Childhood Development Coalition did an event at Wonderland, Stage North tied their performance in with Frost Fest, the Town hosted a movie night and then Indian Tacos and the Cross Country Ski Night came back after a couple-year absence.”

Attendance at the big wrap-up event of Frost Fest was down considerably from last year. Shepherd estimates 150 people showed up at Schurter Park on the Family Day Monday for the Frolic in the Park event. The weather might have had something to do with that. It was chilly, overcast and breezy at the start. The sun did come out, though.

Sean McConnell mans the fire and hot chocolate station at the Family Day Frolic in the Park, the final event of Frost Fest 2018 at Schurter Park on Feb. 19.

Out for a Family Day stroll with the doggie.
Photo courtesy Christopher Brown

Horse-drawn wagon rides are a standard features of Frost Fest Family Day and there were big line-ups. Providing the service was Clayton Jesperson of Pickardville.

Kelly of Mr. Mike’s stretches out to to hold up the company sign in a cold breeze as he and his crew got set to grill up grub for hungry participants at the Family Day Frolic in the Park on Feb. 19.

All you need is a hill, a sled and some snow and kids can have fun for hours.

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