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Colton's Winterfest Weekend to Benefit Neighborhood Center / Donations Needed

 

Last updated 2/2/2016 at 7:20am



The Town of Colton has released on its website the schedule for the town's annual Winterfest Weekend scheduled for January 29-31, 2016. And posters highlighting the 'Winter Quest' theme are displayed around town and in nearby communities. In addition to being a fun adventure-filled weekend of indoor and outdoor activities, the festival benefits the Local Neighborhood Center serving Colton, Pierrepont and Parishville. A variety of donations are being sought in advance for activities being held during Winterfest to raise funds for the Neighborhood Center.

Proceeds from a Silent Auction being held at Colton Methodist Church on January 30 and 31 will be dedicated to the Neighborhood Center. Shirley Gardner is collecting items for the auction right up until it is held. Anyone wishing to donate should call her at 315-386-2103.

A new event – Go Green...Reduce, Reuse, Recycle / 'Giveaway' of Clothing, Shoes and Boots – is being organized by Cindy Hammecker McLean (315-244-4948). She is accepting donations through January 29 at her house located at 83 Gulf Road near the hamlet of Colton. Also donations can be dropped off on Friday, January 29 from 4-8pm at the Community Center on Sugar Bush Lane in the hamlet of South Colton where the event will be held on Saturday, January 30 from 11am to 7pm. Items will be free to residents in the Colton-Pierrepont Central School District; but items will cost non-residents 25 cents each. Funds collected will support the Neighborhood Center and other local organizations.

Also a raffle for a two-by-two foot painted barn quilt featuring a Compass Rose design painted in school purple and gold colors will be kicked off as part of the town-school barn quilt display and demonstration being planned for the Town Hall on Main Street as part of the Annual Quilt Show on Saturday and Sunday. The raffle will continue through the end of February; and all the proceeds will support the Neighborhood Center. Barn quilt enthusiasts in the area who wish to help paint barn quilts in advance and/or display their creations should e-mail Ruth McWilliams (ruth@catamountlodge.com) by January 15.

Donation cans also will be available during the ever-popular spaghetti dinner on Saturday, January 30 from 4-7pm in the Colton-Pierrepont Central School cafeteria. This year diners will be entertained by school music students as well as Mary Ann Casale of Hannawa Falls who began performing folk, country and sultry blues music in coffeehouse settings. The town's Citizen of the Year Award will be presented between performances. Financial contributions also can be made in advance by contacting Scott Muller (315-244-9956). Checks should be made out to 'Colton Township Winterfest.'

Lastly, AmVets Post 262 will donate to the Neigborhood Center the entry fees for the Frying Pan Toss which starts at 1pm on Sunday, January 31 at its facility located at 5082 State Highway 56. Grace Hawley is the contact for this event (315-262-2439).

Anyone wishing to learn more about the town's upcoming Winterfest Weekend should check to the town's website for the schedule detailing days, times and locations of all planned activities: http://www.townofcolton.com/winterfest.html. Also updates will posted on the Town of Colton page on Facebook.

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