A Winterfest thank you

We enjoyed a sparkling, crisp, and appropriately cold day on Saturday, Feb. 3 for the Community Ice Carving kickoff to Winterfest Week in the Amphitheatre. We would like to acknowledge the many members of the community who helped in the success of this celebration of winter in Camden, including businesses, individuals, and town organizations.

Tim Pierce, Master Ice Carver from the Samoset Resort, led the way as usual with his enthusiasm and ice carving skills. Twelve ice carving teams tackled the 300-pound blocks of ice and turned them into dazzling creations. The teams included Team Wonderland, Neato Burrito, Station Maine, Sweet Tree Arts (in memory of Eva Thompson), Riley School, Jim Reitz & Friends, Heritage Natural Heath, Loving Memories, Camden Area Lodging Alliance, CHRHS International Club, Interact Club, and Team Brosius.

Hot food was served up by volunteers from Maine Coast Orthodontics, and provided by several downtown restaurants: Boynton McKay, French & Brawn, Marriner’s, and the Waterfront. We benefited from sponsorship support from the First National Bank, and additional support from Rankin’s, with enthusiastic volunteer support from Matt Brown, Hank Lunn, Hector Pietra-Santa, Caroline Morong, and Lucinda Ziesing. Music indoors and out was provided by All That Jazz and DJ Terry Frank, and the Coastal Mountains Land Trust, after pushing the ice floes out of the way, led a brave and invigorating Polar Plunge into the harbor.

 

The Winterfest Committee

Cayla Miller

Ken Gross

Dave Jackson