Crystalline sculptures, food, fun at 11th annual Camden Winterfest

By Bane Okholm | Jan 27, 2013
Photo by: Bane Okholm Charlotte Delehey, 5, Camden receives a boost from father Neil at the 11th annual Camden Winterfest Jan. 26.

Camden — Hundreds of people gathered in the vicinity of the Camden Public Library to celebrate the town's 11th annual Winterfest Jan. 26.

Teams of ice carvers whittled away at 300-pound blocks of ice during the event, bringing life to such creations as skis, a dinosaur egg, and the Mount Battie tower complete with its holiday star.

Food donated by local businesses was sold to benefit the library, while those who wandered inside could find kids crafts, face painting, and the musical stylings of the All That Jazz band.

Skaters enjoyed the crisp ice of the amphitheater's temporary rink, while local musicians Hazel Delehey and Clio Berta of Camden and DJ Terry Frank of Global Grooves rocked so hard that music could be heard across the entire harbor.

Camden Winterfest is presented by the Camden Public Library, Winterfest Committee and several local sponsors.

Courier Publications reporter Bane Okholm can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or by email at bokholm@courierpublicationsllc.com.

Skaters traverse the temporary rink Jan. 26 during the 11th annual Camden Winterfest. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Jesse Simko regards the Maine Coast Skaters Association's ice carving during the 11th annual Camden Winterfest Jan. 26. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Megunticook Rowing's Ry Hill take a quick break from ice carving during the 11th annual Camden Winterfest Jan. 26. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
An ice carving team member for The Community School and Center for Maine Contemporary Art digs in Jan. 26 during the 11th annual Camden Winterfest. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
The Windward House's ice carving, a replica of the Mount Battie tower and holiday star, stands completed during the 11th annual Camden Winterfest Jan. 26. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
A Carver Hill Gallery ice carver works an ice lathe Jan. 26 during the 11th annual Camden Winterfest. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Poet Rancourt, 3, of Camden and Ben Rancourt take advantage of the Camden Public Library's arts and crafts offerings during the 11th annual Camden Winterfest Jan. 26. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Hazel Delehey of Camden performs during the 11th annual Camden Winterfest Jan. 26. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship's ice carving overlooks a busy skating rink during the 11th annual Camden Winterfest Jan. 26. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Hot dogs are the order of the day for some at the 11th annual Camden Winterfest Jan. 26. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Carver Hill Gallery's ice decanter and accessories adorn a rock during the 11th annual Camden Winterfest Jan. 26. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Several members of the All That Jazz band perform in the Camden Public Library during the town's 11th annual Winterfest Jan. 26. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Sun illuminates an ice carving during the 11th annual Camden Winterfest Jan. 26. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
A young skater takes a break during the 11th annual Camden Winterfest Jan. 26. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Jan 29, 2013 08:42

It would be nice to have names of All That Jazz band, but I do recognize Hank Lunn...Always good to listen to good JAZZ! Looks like a good time was had by all. Congrats to the Library group to put it all together.

Mickey McKeever



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