Skaneateles WinterFest 2008 is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26. As a community service, Skaneateles Sunrise Rotary Club is coordinating WinterFest for the fifth year of what has become a regular feature of Skaneateles' winter season. Net proceeds from WF fund raising and sponsorships support various Rotary service works and charitable causes, including Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Group Study Exchange, Ecumenical Food Pantry, Sea Scouts, The Rotary Foundation, and help underwrite future WinterFests.
PastWinterFest events and activities have included snow sculptures, craft fair; ice sculpture demos; chili cook off; and community vehicle displays - Fire, Rescue, Police and Laker Limo; Siberian Huskies dog sleds; Search and Rescue (SAR) dogs; snowmobiles, and pony rides.
Community participation has been key, with WinterFest involving a number of businesses and organizations. In the past most activities were positioned at Skaneateles Community Center. This year it is hoped to continue expanding activities into the Village Center.
Skaneateles Sunrise Rotary Club is now seeking sponsors and participation in
WF08. Put it on your calendar now and help contribute to the spirit of the event. if you have a great idea and the means to implement and staff it, contact SSRC to discuss. To become part of WF08 or for general information, contact 685-9511, for the WF08 Craft Fair, contact 685-6871.