Well the Sussex Corner Winter Carnival has come and gone. The pond hockey, sliding, skiing, fun and games are complete. I don't know about everyone else, but I had a blast. I was much to busy as an organizer to take photos but I hope there are some good ones floating around that I can share with you later. The Kings County Record has some posted this week too that you can look into. As an organizer of this event I was very happy with the way it all came out. We had an estimated 500 people there at our peak time on Saturday and likely close to 300 stayed around to watch the championship pond hockey game and fireworks. Judging from the ooohhhs and ahhs and the expressions on the kids faces I think everyone had a great time because lets face it, adults have fun when their kids are having fun.
For me this was a great experience and one that I hope we continue for many years to come. I gotta thank "Outdoor Elements" (http://www.facingtheelements.blogspot.com) and "Elmhurst Outdoors" (http://www.elmhurstoutdoors.ca) for helping me with the cross country skis and I have to thank the Sussex Regional High School's PhysEd department for providing some snowshoes. Also, a big thanks goes to "Adair's Wilderness Lodge" for providing the grand prize (http://www.adairswlodge.com). There are many others who should be thanked as well but I will leave that up to those who brought them on board with the carnival.
The championship pond hockey game was a rather one sided affair which saw a team from Sussex Corner take home the Corner Cup. The team donated their portion of the cash winnings to their charity as well resulting in $300 going to the Children's Wish Foundation. Hopefully all the teams who took part had a great time and will come back again next year. The contests were often fast paced with great puck movement and some great puck handling.
There were lots of treats to eat and some great entertainment to boot. Keep the Sussex Corner Winter Carnival in mind next year when making your plans for February.
See you in the woods or on the water