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Rutland Rec expands Winter Fest to a full week

Feb. 17-25—RUTLAND—The 15th annual Winter Fest will take place Feb. 17-25 with many activities and opportunities to be part of the community.
The event starts off on Friday, Feb. 17 with a community skate at Giorgetti Arena and concludes on Feb. 25 with a Wonderfeet Winter Dance at The Palms Restaurant. During the week there will be a snow sculpture contest, snowshoeing, teddy bear carry competition, a Frosty Feet 5K run/walk for Autism Awareness, night-time sledding down Center Street, showings at the Paramount Theatre including “Finding Dory” and a Warren Miller film, plus horse drawn carriage rides, sledding, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snow activities, food and much more.
New this year will be a Freeze Frame youth film contest open to grades K-12. Participants enter a creative five-minute film on everything to love about winter. The contest encourages young individuals, or groups, to produce a short film (five minutes maximum) of any style (live action, music videos, documentaries, stories told with photographs, etc.). The premiere will take place Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6:30-8:30 and will show the top seven films from each age category (K-6, middle school, high school). Winners in each category for individuals and groups will be announced that evening.  A panel of judges will determine the winners at the premiere. All the submitted videos will be shown on PEGTV after the contest. Deadline to submit a film has passed—Feb. 8.
Activities take place in and around the Rutland area. For a complete schedule of events, visit winterfestvt.com or call 802-773-1822. See also the ad in this paper.


Photo courtesy of Rutland Rec & Parks Dept.
Snow sculpture coloring and teddy bear carrying are two popular contest at the upcoming WinterFest celebration in Rutland.

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