Merrimack Winter Carnival was a winter wonderland

To the Editor:

On Saturday, Feb. 21, the Parks and Recreation Department hosted the 23rd annual Winter Carnival at Wasserman Park.

Even with historic amounts of snowfall this year, hundreds of families came out to enjoy all of the winter activities offered at the Winter Carnival!

Our sincere appreciation goes out to all of the local nonprofit organizations who shared their time making this event so successful!

Participants include the Merrimack Lions Club, which hosted the Ice Fishing Derby; the SnowBuds Snowmobile Club, which hosted snowmobile rides throughout the park; Eastern Mountain Sports of Nashua, which provided us with snowshoes that participants could try; the Southern New Hampshire Flying Eagles and the Independent Karate School for their exciting demonstrations; The Learning Experience, Nature Walks Conservation Society, Friends of the Merrimack Dog Park, Peabody Mill Environmental Center, Launch Trampoline Park, Greater Nashua Relay for Life, Town Center Committee, Live Free Chiropractic, Merrimack Girl Scouts and Holly Morales for helping with the cardboard box sledding contest.

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 families in need.

Thank you to Chris Christensen, Laura Jaynes, Christine Lavoie and Maureen Hall from the Parks and Recreation Committee for taking time out of their busy day to help make this event a big success!

We would also like to send a special thank you to the Merrimack Police Department volunteers for directing traffic and keeping residents safe, and finally to the Department of Public Works for clearing the snow in the park to help make this event a success.

With more than 300 participants in attendance, the event was a tremendous success, and we would like to thank the community for joining us.

Kelly Valluzzi
Town of Merrimack
Parks and Recreation Department