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The return of WinterFest

Doggie dog action

Also returning is the Siberian Husky Sled Dog Demonstration. April Cerrentani will show off her team of Siberian Husky sled dogs in Clift Park overlooking Skaneateles Lake. Weather permitting, the dogs will again offer rides and demonstrations with the team of Siberian Husky Sled Dogs.

Early Act Winter Carnival

In addition, fifth graders in the Horizons Program will again offer the Skaneateles Early Act Winter Carnival. The students have been busy conceiving of and building carnival games, which will be offered during the Winterfest weekend. Proceeds from the carnival games will be contributed to a local and an international service project of the students' choosing. In past years, proceeds from the Early Acters' event have been contributed to the Skaneateles Lake Milfoil Eradication project, to provide fluoride tablets to children in El Salvador, to support international clean water projects and to support Rotary International's effort to eradicate polio throughout the world. The time and location of the event will be announced at a later date.

Joe's Brewfest

And if this isn't enough, the Winter Brewfest is back for its fifth year, Joe's Pasta Garage will again be hosting this popular event, offering patrons a chance to sample more than 50 beers and wine under one roof. Tickets for the Brewfest and more information is available at Joe's Pasta Garage.

Where do WinterFest proceeds go?

Skaneateles Sunrise Rotary coordinates the mid-winter celebration as a service to the local community. Net proceeds from related fundraising have supported Rotary service projects and other charitable causes, including Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Group Study Exchange, the Ecumenical Food Pantry, Skaneateles Outreach, Sea Scouts, the Skaneateles Eurasian Milfoil Eradication project, international clean water projects, End Polio Now, Books for the World, The Rotary Foundation and other worthwhile charitable causes and projects.

Winterfest 2010 raised close to $10,000.

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