2017-02-09 / Local

Chester Winter Carnival features inaugural disc golf outing


CHESTER — The Chester Winter Carnival will be held from Friday, Feb. 17 to Sunday, Feb. 19. All of the events on Saturday will be taking place at the Pinnacle Recreation Area, located on Lover’s Lane in Chester, unless otherwise noted. Most of the outdoor events are free of charge, events with a fee are noted.

On Friday, there will be a dinner and movie night for kids at the Chester-Andover Elementary School (CAES) from 5 to 8 p.m. For adults, they can enjoy paint night at Endless Creations.

On Saturday, the events start with a breakfast at the American Legion, which is hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary No. 67, from 8 to 11 a.m. The cost is $7 per person.

At 11 a.m., the Chester Disc Golf Club (CDGC) will host the 1st annual Winter Carnival Disc Golf Outing for all players interested in playing a round of winter disc golf. The CDGC will also be accepting donations in support of the disc golf course's on-going improvement fund.

“Winter is a really fun time to play disc golf and all players (including those who have never played before) are encouraged to participate. The CDGC will have extra discs on hand for those who need to borrow one,” said David Nanfeldt.

Also at 11 a.m., there will be cross country skiing and sledding at Pinnacle Recreation Area.

Smokeshire Farm will be giving sleigh rides at the Pinnacle Recreation Area from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The CAES Parent Teacher Group (PTG) will be selling food and drinks from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Then, from 5 to 8 p.m., the Southern Pie Company will be selling coffee, hot chocolate and pieces of pie.

The Southern Pie Company will be offering pie tasting at their shop located at 287 Main Street. The cost is $5 per plate. Proceeds will be donated to the Chester Recreation Department.

From 1 to 4 p.m., there will be Broom Hockey. The cost is $25 per team. Please pre-register your team by calling (802) 236-2608 or emailing recreationinchester@yahoo.com.

From 6 to 8 p.m., there will be a bonfire, music and skating party at the Pinnacle. 

The CDGC will host a tiki-torch and glow stick snowshoe hike around the nine-hole course. The self-guided, one mile loop trail starts at the course kiosk and traverses through woods and fields with moderate elevation changes. Depending upon the snow conditions, snowshoes or boots with traction cleats (yaktraxs) will be appropriate to navigate the illuminated trail. A headlamp or flashlight is also recommended but not required.

On Sunday, Feb. 19, there will be two hockey games with the Chester Fire Department vs. Proctorsville Fire Department. The first game will be held at 10 a.m. at the Pinnacle. Then, there will be a second game at Greven Field Ice Rink in Proctorsville on Route 103. The time for the second game is projected to be in the late afternoon.

The hockey games are being hosted by the Cavendish and Chester recreation departments as a way to promote the rinks and thank the two fire departments for their efforts in supplying water for the ice.

There will be burgers, hotdogs, coffee, hot chocolate, soda, water and baked good for sale at both rinks. There is no charge for the games. All proceeds from the food sales at each game will be combined and split between the two fire departments.

For more information and team sign-up, call (802) 236-2608 or email recreationinchester@yahoo.com.

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