The Long Lake Winter Carnival was held on January 19, 2013. Jim and Paula Piraino were crowned King and Queen by Harry Buxton, Moonlighter’s Secretary and Treasurer. Jim and Paula own the Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub and have been instrumental from the inception of Long Lake Winter Carnival in making it the success it is today. Jim and Paula volunteer for many of the days events coordinating efforts for all the teams and working closely with the Town of Long Lake to make the day go smoothly.
Events kicked off with Cardboard Sled races. Winners of the 12 and Under Category were Lillian Dechene and Karlee Rockstroch with Return of the Dragon. Winner of the Adult Category was Daddy’s Folly with driver Bob Lewin, holding his title for a third year in a row.
Best in Show was awarded to Lightning McQueen, 2nd to Keller’s Kruzer and the crowd favortie, a replica of the Helms Seaplane made by James Waite which came in 3rd.
Half Court Basketball shot went to Curtis Seaman.
Winners of the Ladies Frying Pan Toss. First, Kristie Lance with 59 feet 4 inches, Second to Hillarie Logan-Dechene with 59 feet three inches and third to Jess Plumley with 59 feet two inches.
Seven teams played the Broomball tournament with the first place winners the Sock Monkeys with Kodee, Brittney, Chey, Ruth and Dave Olbert beating the Long Lake Fire Department.
Fireworks rounded out the day.
The bonfire was started and maintained by Long Lake residents and volunteers, Tom and Michelle Donnelly.
Food was served all day by the Long Lake Fire Department. Raffles were sold for an ipad mini and $200 gas card. Raffle is slated to be drawn at the Fire Department Annual BBQ.