The Town of Inlet is getting ready for its 13th annual Frozen Fire & Lights on Saturday, February 28—a fun-filled day for the whole family.
The celebration begins with the coronation of the event’s inaugural king and queen, Paul and Reggie Chambers, at 10 a.m. in front of the Inlet Town Hall.
A warming bonfire will burn throughout the day at Fern Park on the South Shore Road where there will be cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and ice-skating on the enclosed rink.
A Book Sale will be held at the Inlet Public Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Roy Reehil will present a program, Remembering French Louie, in the meeting room of the Inlet Town Hall at 11 a.m. that will chronicle the life of the legendary Hamilton and Herkimer county character.
A book signing and reception will follow at noon at the Inlet Library.
The Inlet Youth Commission will sponsor a Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop from 2 to 4 p.m at the Inlet Town Hall where free face painting will also be offered.
The 5th Annual Cardboard Sled Race at Fern Park starts at 1 p.m. with registration and inspection of sleds beginning at noon.
Winners of this race will receive their awards from the King and Queen immediately following this event.
This is the fourth of five in the Adirondack Cardboard Sled Race Circuit which began at Long Lake’s Winter Carnival on January 17.
To qualify to win, you must have entered the same sled in at least three of the five available races.
Oak Mountain’s Famous Cardboard Sled Race will unfortunately be taking place the same day and time as Inlet’s.
Previous races were held at McCauley Mountain in Old Forge on Saturday, February 14 and Indian Lake on Sunday, February 15.
A new activity added to this year’s schedule is a youth snowmobile race on a set track at Fern Park.
Registration begins at 2 p.m. and the race starts at 3 p.m.
Beginning at 5 p.m. there will be a bonfire at Arrowhead Park with free hot dogs and hot cider.
The winner of the Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit will be announced at this time, and the trophy will be awarded by the festival king and queen.
The fireworks will begin at 7 p.m.
Wine and Chocolate Sampling will follow at Matt’s Draft House at Screamen Eagle.
The town is currently seeking contributions to the fireworks display.
Anyone interested in making a donation can stop by the Information Office or call (315) 357-5501.
For a complete schedule of events and more information about rules and applications for the Cardboard Sled Race, go to www.FrozenFireandLights.com.