DEXTER - Fireworks are planned for the 5th Annual Dexter Winter Festival 2005 with a theme of "Super, Sizzling, Summer, Sensation", with the help of the Wassookeag Snowmobile Club and area businesses. This year the Town of Dexter elected to not assume the duty of putting on the winter fireworks display and the Wassookeag Snowmobile Club took it upon themselves to continue the tradition. They put a big portion of the money towards the fireworks and asked area businesses to help as well. If you would like to donate to the fireworks fund, you can do so by joining the club and a portion of the dues goes to the club and other great activities.
Participating businesses that either donated and/or joined the club to help with
AE Robinson Oil
On the weekend of February 19-20, weather conditions permitting, the Town of Dexter and the Wassookeag Snowmobile Club will host the fifth annual Winter Festival on Lake Wassookeag. The following are some of the activities planned in conjunction with the event:
Saturday, February 19
Sunday, February 20The ever growing Snow Sculpture Competition is open to individuals, organizations, businesses, and school groups. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to winners in the 3 categories. The competition site will be located in the vicinity of Lakeshore Lunch on Lake Wassookeag. Contestants must enter by Wednesday, February 16th to compete. Competition details and entry forms are available at the Dexter Town Office. You may also register on the Town of Dexter web site at www.dextermaine.org. There is no entry fee.
Please encourage businesses, families, organizations and schools to enter this years contest. Last year there were over a dozen entries and we hope for many more this year.
The Wassookeag Snowmobile Club will host the ever popular Radar-Runs on Little Lake Wassookeag at the Dexter Recreation Area off Route 23. At 8 AM registration will begin with competition continuing until 2 PM. The entry fee will be $5 for one run or $10 for three runs and the track distance is 1,000 ft.
If you haven't ever seen Winter Fireworks, you are in for a treat. They are being shot off Little Lake Wassookeag at 7 pm and there is parking at the beach parking lot, the Crocket Road, and other high spots in Dexter. For a great viewing spot ride to Little Lake Wassookeag on a snowsled that has lots of parking.
The Winter Festival Dance is Saturday night at the K of C Hall which is directly across from the fireworks. Doors will open at 7:30PM and a DJ will be playing until midnight. Cost is $5 per person at the door. There will be a silent auction and 50/50 raffle at the dance. This is BYOB and is open to all adults.
The fun and lively annual Snowmobile Parade gather along ITS 85 (railroad bed) at the intersection of McFarland Street beginning at 10:30 AM on Sunday. The parade will begin promptly at 11 AM. Judging will take place as the parade passes Motor Supply Company at the intersection of Grove and Dam Streets. Awards will be presented immediately following the parade at the Wassookeag Snowmobile Club. There is no entry fee.
For Winter Festival information, call the Dexter Town Office at 924-7351, visit the Town Website, or call Lynn McKusick at 924-5074.
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