Skaneateles Winterfest '10: A familiar taste

"The idea of this taste event is we want enough so people make a circle," Seeley said. "We want an event that will benefit everyone."

The Taste of Skaneateles event, which has more than 20 people signed up to participate, will be the same format as last year and is being built on with more events, such as an ice carver. Stan Kolonko, of Auburn, will be going around town to work on two ice carvings as part of Taste.

"He's going to come down and do two ice carving demonstrations -- one at Creekside and one at Joe's Pasta Garage."

Youth activities and the Early Act Winter Carnival, which will be run by Early Act and advisor Kelley McQuiggan, have moved from the Skaneateles Community Center to State Street School. As in year's past, the children will be designing games and building them themselves as a way to be involved. There are approximately 10 games for people to play.

This year's issue they have taken a step to get involved in is milfoil eradication and will likely donate to the cause after Winterfest, according to Seeley.

The Early Act Winter Carnival will be held in the State Street School Cafeteria. There will also be roller skating in the gymnasium with two sessions for various age groups. All kids activities will be from 1 to 4 p.m.

While many businesses and groups are involved, Seeley said he'd like to see more people take an active role in the community-wide event.

"The idea is that we're providing a chance to enjoy a winter day in the village," Seeley said. "This a chance to come in and enjoy what Skaneateles has to offer."

"We would love to have more community groups step forward and say they would like to participate," he added.

As in previous years, there will be snow sculptures and Bob Crowley with his team of Siberian husky sled dogs.

Tickets for Taste of Skaneateles will be three for $5 or 15 for $20 and available from volunteers the day of the event.

To become a sponsor of this year's Winterfest, contact Seeley at tws@mlsattorneys.com.

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