DEXTER - What do you get when you mix lots of fluffy snow with a 50's theme.... a super fun and fabulous weekend! That was the setting for the 7th annual Dexter Winter Festival held February 16-18. The Festival was sponsored by the Town of Dexter, the Wassookeag Snowmobile Club and area merchants.
Results were as follows:
The first annual Benefit Spaghetti Dinner/Ride-In for the Harold Wilkins Memorial Scholarship fund served approximately 60 people and raised $500.00 for the fund. Special thanks to Steve and Mandi Brown.
Snow Sculptures results were as follows:
The Winter Festival Dance and Maine Military Silent Auction was the largest to date. The Auction alone raised $1300.00. A special thank you to Val & Frank Spizuoco, Berg Sportswear, Dexter Lumber, Motor Supply, A. E. Robinson Oil, Dexter Variety, Cove Side and Guilford Key Bank.
The Snowmobile Parade awards were presented as follows:
The Festival was a huge success because of the many generous volunteers and folks to include: Judy Doore & Office Staff Matt & Lynn McKusick, Ray Bailey, Chris Nuite, Steve & Mandi Brown & Crew, Mike Delaware & Town Crew, all our judges, Dexter Police, Melvin Wyman, Neal Scannell & Bill Kelly, Bob Titus, Frank & Val Spizuoco and the entire Wassookeag Snowmobile Club Crew which also includes the "Late Night Clean-up Gang".
If you are interested in planning and organizing future Winter Festival Events please contact Lynn McKusick at 924-5074, come to a Wassookeag Snowmobile Club meeting (1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm) or stop by the Dexter Town Office to let us know. We are open to new ideas, adding to the events and keeping the annual festival fun.
Radar Run- The Wassookeag Snowmobile has canceled the Winter Fest Radar Run due to poor ice conditions. May be rescheduled at a later date.
Dexter Regional High School events
Beginning on Monday morning, there was an hour long opening ceremony where students paraded into the gymnasium, dressed in the clothing of the 50's 60's 70's and 80's.
The senior class represented the 1980's, the juniors represented the 1960's, the sophomore's were dressed in the 1970's theme, and the freshman were dressed in the 1950's theme. T
The students performed songs and dances from the decades, and the staff and students enjoyed a slide show featuring significant events of the years past. Some of the events that are planned each day are "represent your decade day", "college day", "plaid day", "crazy day", and "red & white day".
The National Honor Society had an all day carnation sale on Frida and there was an assembly with students and staff participating is various fun activities, and a dance.
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