Winter carnival to be held in DeRuyter

The Tioughnioga Winter Carnival will be held Jan. 14 through 17 in DeRuyter. Community members, organizations, businesses and DeRuyter Central School have joined together to plan a series of events enjoying the winter wonderland over two evenings and two full days. All events are open to the public. Most events are free.

A Family Community Dance will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 16 at the DeRuyter Central School, 711 Railroad St., DeRuyter. Sundown, a band from the Norwich area, will be playing a wide-variety of music, and the DeRuyter Central School Fine Arts Department will have several performances as well. The local Ruritans have sponsored the band for the evening. Activities for children are planned as part of the dance. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

The Barrigar Brothers -- finger-picking, world-renowned guitarists who sing and play a wide-variety of music -- will perform live at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Red & White Caf (c). Admission will be charged.

A children's snowman building contest will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Citizens Bank. The bank will supply arts and crafts materials and award prizes at no cost.

A chili contest will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Jan. 16 at the Red & White Caf (c). Enter your pot of chili. Vote with your pennies. "Votes" benefit the DeRuyter Library.

DeRuyter is located in southwest Madison County on NYS Route 13. The community includes the Village of DeRuyter and the hamlets of Cuyler, Sheds, Lincklaen, Lincklaen Center and surrounding area. The area is gifted with several scenic valleys, a beautiful lake and outdoor activities year round.

For more information, call 852-9861 or visit cnywintercarnival.com.

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