SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The third annual Springfield Winter Carnival at Crown Point Country Club was a snowy success! Luck was on our side this year when it came to the weather – sledding was fast and the sky was clear with plenty of snow to accommodate all the outdoor adventures.
Hockey teams hit the ice for a rousing and entertaining broomball tournament. With so many great entries in the snowman competition, it was hard to choose the winners. The rock-n-roll themed cardboard sleds were a sight to behold! The newest event, downhill snow kayaking races, was a laugh and a half! There were 10 competitors in the Sunday blizzard with father-and-son finalists.
The food and drink were flowing in the Crown Point Pub – a great place to take a break from the cold and share a meal among friends.
The indoor kids’ activities were also a huge hit this year. Troy Wunderle dazzled the crowd with his juggling skills, gave lessons on devil sticks, and pulled plenty of other fun tricks out of his sleeves. Other indoor highlights included snow cones, a luminary craft table, and face painting with Mona Frye and Abbie Garrett.
And let’s not forget the spectacular fireworks show, courtesy of Atlas Fireworks and Kelley Sales and Service. Folks were cozied up by the giant bonfire, front and center for the fireworks action. The Springfield Winter Carnival is brought to you by Springfield Parks and Recreation, the Edgar May Health and Recreation Center, Crown Point Country Club, and local volunteers. Thanks to everyone who joined us! We’ll see you next year!
2017 Springfield Winter Carnival Contest Winners:
Cardboard sled contest:
Bling Award – Jake Tostrup
Spirit Award – Julian Roberson
Bragging Award – Garrett Twombly
1st Place – Team State Farm
2nd Place – Skeleton Crew
3rd Place – Black River Rugby Club
Snow kayak races:
1st Place – Garrett Twombly (son)
2nd Place – Kurt Twombly (father)
Community snowman contest:
1st Place – Erly and Willy Aviles
2nd Place – the kids at Springfield Parent Child Center
3rd Place – Lorie Small & Family
4th Place – Amy Shaw & Family