Frozen Fire & Lights Thank You
The Town of Inlet would like to say Thank You to all those who made the 11th Annual Frozen Fire & Lights a great success!
At Fern Park, donuts were enjoyed around the fire. The sledding hill was a very popular spot, and the ski trails were enjoyed by many. The Inlet Public Library had visitors stop in for their book sale. The Inlet Youth Commission had a nice turnout for their Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop held at the Inlet Town Hall. Around 5:30 people started gathering around the huge bonfire at Arrowhead Park, where free hot cider, hot cocoa, donuts and Zweigle’s hot dogs were served. At 6:45 PM the kayak raffle for the Alexandra Sutherland Scholarship Fund came to a conclusion with the winning ticket being drawn by Alex herself. The winner was Trudy Menzzennto of Randleman, N.C. Thank you so much for all of you who contributed to this fund to help Alex and to honor Kirsty’s memory, and to all of the volunteers and local establishments who helped to raise a total of $5200 to further Alex’s education. Promptly at 7:00 PM began the wonderful display of fireworks by American Fireworks out of Utica. After the fireworks, many wandered over to Matt’s Draft House @ Screamen Eagle for Wine & Chocolate Sampling.
Thank you so much to Shelby McGill and her helpers Autumn Townsend and Shelby Townsend for the wonderful snow leopard in front the town hall at Arrowhead Park. And thank you to the Inlet Highway Department for piling the “fresh” snow for them to work with.
The Third Annual Cardboard Sled Race was another success! We had 24 entries this year! 7 awards were handed out to 6 sleds. Thank you to Dennis Hudson for his master of ceremonies performance and for manning the starting line at the top of the Fern Park sledding hill. Thank you to the following for their assistance with judging, timing, inspecting, registration and making sure the sleds stayed upright: Adele Burnett, Margie & Bruce O’Hara, Nancy Jennings, Patty Wittmeyer, and John & Andrea Frey. We are looking forward to next year’s entries!
Thank you to the following for their contributions towards the fireworks: Central Adirondack Association – Burkhard Evans Insurance & Real Estate – Adirondack Images – Adirondack Reader – Adirondack Fairway B&B – Bear Up North Cottages – Frank & Carolyn Belknap – Big Moose Yamaha – BJ Queen Enterprises – Tim & Jill Brownsell – Buzz Chew Racing – Channel House Barber Shop – The Cinnamon Bear B & B – Clark Energy – Clark’s Marina & Snowmobile Rentals – Construction Effects – Brad Damon – Deer Meadows Motel & Cottages – Bill & Lynn Faro – French Louie Adirondack Sports – D. Gerace, Attorney at Law – Drake’s Inn – Golden Acres – Eagle Bay Village – Hard Times Café – Heroux Construction – Inlet Barnstormers Snowmobile Club – Inlet Department Store – Inlet Golf Club – Kalil & Kalil, PC – Kalil’s Grocery – Levi Lumber Company – Richard H Lutz Building & Mechanical, Inc. – Marina Motel – Mike Marleau Builder – Nelson’s Lakefront Cottages – The Ole Barn – Pedals & Petals – Peter’s Cottages – Raquette Lake Supply, Co. – Red Dog Tavern – Rocky Point Properties – Nick Rose – Screamen Eagle Pizza – Seventh Lake House – Penny Stuart – T’s EZ Mart – Tamarack Café & Movie House – The Tavern – Ted Payne’s Bus Service – The Wine Shop – Hall & Patty Wittmeyer – The Woods Inn – Zone 3.
Thank you to the following for their time spent setting everything up, attending bonfires and manning hospitality booths: Paul & Reggie Chambers, Patty Wittmeyer, Dennis & Barb Thibado, Nancy Jennings, Aaron Glue, Brian Smith, Lisa Gambacorta, Mitch Lee, Jay Latterman, Doug & Betty Hugelmaier, and the Rochester Post Explorers.
Thank you to the Town of Inlet Highway Department and Parks Department for moving snow, grooming the sledding hill and trails, moving tables, and everything else necessary to ready the parks for this event.
Huge thank you to Mary’s White Pine Bakery for supplying hot dogs, donuts, cider & cocoa, and to the Inlet Youth Commission for providing the grill. Thank you to the Inlet Emergency Services for being on standby with the ambulance. Thank you to Mary Marleau, Sue Beck & Georgia Levi of the Inlet Youth Commission for hosting the Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop with help from Robin Murdock & Erin Timmerman. Thank you to American Fireworks for an awesome show! Thank you to the Town of Inlet and the Inlet area businesses for their support during this event. And thank you all for your enthusiasm.
And if we have missed anyone, forgive us. Thanks again for a wonderful weekend.
Inlet Area Business Association