Family Day WinterFest South Huron
Community partners meet to plan tenth WinterFest
Groups add new events, bring back old favourites for 2020 Family Day WinterFest South Huron on February 17, 2020
Representatives of more than a dozen community groups met in November to plan the tenth year of a popular local winter festival. The community partners are holding some new events and bringing back some old favourites for Family Day WinterFest South Huron. The one-day winter carnival, in Exeter and area, is on Holiday Monday, February 17, 2020. The organizational meeting took place on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
The Cultural Collective is hosting two new events for WinterFest 2020. The new events are at the Cultural Collective Studio and Lounge, 355 Main Street South, Exeter. One event is Painting – Parent and Child Package by Tina Gregotski, Owner of Miniature Masterpieces, Clinton, from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (More details are to be posted in the coming weeks). The collective’s other new addition is a free Family Board Game event (1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) with light refreshments provided.
This year, the 2923 RCACC Royal Canadian Army Cadets, Exeter will provide soup and a bun, by donation, at Royal Canadian Legion, RE Pooley Branch 167, Exeter, 316 William Street, Upstairs Hall.
The new events are in addition to popular favourites such as Exeter Lions Club’s Family Day Breakfast. Community groups are also planning to bring back fireworks (weather permitting); Learn from a Pro darts, and billiards, at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 167; face painting; free indoor skating for families; a Classic Snowmobile Show; free family snowshoeing; a movie; music; and more. Weather permitting, outdoor skating is back in 2020. Organizers are hoping to bring back popular horse-drawn wagon rides (sleigh rides if there is enough snow) but more sponsors are needed.
If you would like to hold an event or help to sponsor one, please speak with WinterFest Co-Chairs Jeff Musser or Dave Frayne. To learn more visit: familydaywinterfest.ca.
A schedule of events, and sponsor list, are being updated regularly on that website.
Thousands of people have attended Family Day WinterFest South Huron since the first multi-partner, family-friendly event was held in 2011. The events build upon the popular annual tradition of the Exeter Lions Club Family Day Breakfast, first held in 2010.
COMMUNITY PARTNERS MEET TO PLAN TENTH FAMILY DAY WINTERFEST SOUTH HURON: The tenth Family Day WinterFest South Huron takes place on Holiday Monday, February 17, 2020. Attending the organizational meeting for WinterFest 2020, on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, were (from left to right): Lynn Snell, Exeter Lioness Club; Lorelee Schneider, Exeter Lioness Club; Jeff Musser, Exeter Firefighters’ Association, Co-Chair; Dave Frayne, Friends of the South Huron Trail, Co-Chair; Laurie Clapp, Municipality of South Huron; Suzie McComb, Cultural Collective, and Friends of the South Huron Trail; and Doug Westlake, Douger’s Music Machine Disc Jockey.