The Raquette Lake Winter Carnival will kick off on Saturday, February 15th with youth activities starting at 11am . Games will include a sack race, sledding, tire obstacle, balloon chase, and tug-of-war. At noon there will be a Ladies Frying Pan Toss with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25. The Team Ice Golf Competition will be at 2pm held throughout the day for teams with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25.
Registration for events will take place near the bonfire location. See Kat Forsell. at the Raquette Lake Library. Round out the day by warming up at the bonfire with fireworks at 7pm. and the annual tug-o-war.
At noon representatives from The Chazen Companies will be at the Raquette Lake library handing out community surveys, gathering input and answering questions about the comprehensive planning process happening in Raquette Lake and Long Lake.
The Raquette Lake Fish and Game Club and Ladies Auxiliary will be serving Hot Dogs and chili on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Raquette Lake Supply.
At 2p.m. Magicians Chris and Pete of Chris and Pete Amusements will perform in the Raquette Lake Library. The show is free.
Fireworks are slated for 7pm. Showcase will be weather dependent. Check www.facebook.com/raquettelake for schedule updates.
On Sunday, February 16th, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the Raquette Lake Ladies Auxiliary sponsor a $10 all you can eat Pancake Breakfast at the Raquette Lake Fire Hall.
At Noon on Sunday the Cross-Cut / Chainsaw competition will be held on the Raquette Lake Village Green. This long-standing tradition is a not to be missed event featuring timed men’s, women’s and mixed divisions. Competitors must bring their own chainsaw!
Cookie donations are requested for Saturday, February 15th. Please drop off at the Raquette Lake Library. As in years past the Raquette Lake Library will be open for hot chocolate, cookies and warmth from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday and from Noon until 2 p.m. on Sunday. Raquette Lake Events Coordinator Kat Forsell will be coordinating the events of the weekend.
For more information www.myraquettelake.com