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Winterfest will again celebrate winter in 2017 starting Friday, Feb. 17 and with most of the events Saturday Feb. 18 at Yankee Springs State Park.

The event features family-friendly events and excitement for all ages.  The whole family can have fun at no cost while enjoying the season.

With the weather always a factor, be sure to check on the latest plans at the Gun Lake Business Association’s website, gunlakewinterfest.com/schedule/ for latest information and updates.

 

Some of the planned highlights: Fireman’s breakfast starting at 8 a.m. Saturday morning at Gun Lake Community Church. Check out the Yankee Springs Fire Station right next door on Payne Lake Road. The doors will be open to view the new facility and equipment.

A Lil’ Miss Gun Lake contest will be held at Long Lake Campground,  Mary’s Country Critters at Winterfest with their petting zoo and the Kalamazoo Huskie Club will give dog sled rides for a $5 donation.

 

Many Winterfest favorites are back; the Gun Lake Mayor contest, beer tent, Chili cook-off, archery tournament, disc golf, euchre tournament, Polar Dip and snowmobile drag races, with several events scheduled for the days leading up to the big day.  //

Doug’s Backyard Bar-B-Que and Mitten Pizza are two vendors ready to go; more are expected to be announced. Various Entertainment, LLC, will be the DJ entertaining during the day.

 

Some dates to remember:

*Thursday, Feb. 16, the Gun Lake mayor contest, 7 p.m. at the Sand Bar & Grill.

*Friday, Feb. 17, a euchre tournament at Yankee Springs Clubhouse, register at 6:30 p.m.

*An archery tournament at 6:30 p.m. at the Sportsman’s Attic.

Watch for details on the Battle of the Beards and snowmobile drag races.

For more specific information and updates, visit gunlake winterfest.com/schedule/. or text WINTER to WBCH 269-945-3414 for a schedule of events.

 

 

 

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