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Annual Winter Carnival a snowy success

Friday, March 14, 2014

On Feb. 22, the Parks and Recreation Department hosted the 22nd annual Winter Carnival at Wasserman Park.

With the feel of spring in the air and plenty of snow, the park was bustling with lots of winter activities and delighted children. More than 500 people participated in the event.

The Parks and Rec’s appreciation goes out to all of the local nonprofit organizations who shared their time making this event so successful.

Participants included the Merrimack Lion’s Club who hosted the Ice Fishing Derby, the SnowBuds Snowmobile Club who offered snowmobile rides throughout the park, Eastern Mountain Sports of Nashua, who lent snowshoes that participants could try, the Southern NH Flying Eagles, MHS Lacrosse, Merrimack Conservation Commission and Thornton’s Ferry School PTTF.

Merrimack Girl Scouts were painting rosy cheeks on faces, applying colorful temporary tattoos and creating crafts. Merrimack Friends & Family sold hot dogs to hungry
attendees with proceeds going to their Charitable Fund and the Merrimack Leos held a bake sale to raise money for Relay for Life.

Parks and Rec thanks Chris Christensen and Laura Jaynes from the Parks and Recreation Committee for taking time out of their day to help make this event a success.

Parks and Rec also sent a special thank you to the Merrimack Police Department volunteers for directing traffic and keeping residents safe and to the Deptartment of Public Works for clearing the snow in the park to help make this event a success.

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