Approximately 700 people turned out for the 's annual Winter Carnival at on Saturday, Jan. 14. Thursday's storm came just in time to blanket the park with snow, and the plow trucks convenienently left behind a pile for kids to climb on.
Families enjoyed snowboarding and dogsled demonstrations, a snowshoe obstacle course and free s'mores around a bonfire. Winners of both a chili cookoff and a sled decorating contest were named; the honorees are listed below.
WINNERS OF THE CHILI COOKOFF
Spiciest: David Schwartzberg, “Thai Mexican Chili”
Best Firehouse Chili: Thomas Schaul, , “Sunset Fire Brew”
Most Creative/Unique: Elle Harris, “Dessert Chili” (vanilla ice cream, crushed Oreos, chocolate chips and M&Ms
Best Overall: Andrew Goodwin and Spyros Bakis, “Northshore Smoked Red” (smoked pulled pork and homemade chili powder)
WINNERS OF THE SLED DECORATING CONTEST
Best Overall: A football field by 's Adventure Campus
Best Theme: A school bus by 4-year-olds from Sunshine Preschool
Best Team Effort: A garden of flowers with each student's picture on the flowers by l's Adventure Campus
Best Use of Recycled Materials: A deer in a field by the 3-year-olds from Sunshine Preschool
Best Family Effort: Disk sleds with a snow theme by Elly and Sooah Choi