The Dwight community said cheers to 50 years of the Dwight Winter Carnival last weekend.
The sunshine arrived in time for the celebrations, and the Huntsville Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce hosted activities both outside and in for attendees.
Following the Kids’ Caper on Friday evening, Saturday morning began with a pancake breakfast served up by the Dwight Lions Club as folks reminisced about the last 50 years of the carnival. Old photos and articles from past events were on hand to jog memories. A photo booth was available for carnival goers to take some 50th anniversary photos home to remember the good time had.
Outdoor activities throughout the day included disc golf, minigolf, a fish pond, baseball and hockey shots, archery, axe throwing, fatbiking, snowshoeing, wagon rides, a petting zoo and some old-fashioned fun with nail driving, log sawing, egg races, and potato sack races.
The chili cook-off warmed tummies indoors at lunchtime, with Webster’s Beacon taking the win, while the Kiwanis Club of Huntsville Muskoka held an afternoon BBQ complete with marshmallow roasting over an outdoor fire. Not to be outdone in the sweet department, Irwin Memorial P.S. held a bake sale.
It was a fun day for all ages. If you missed out, check out the photos below!
Correction: An earlier version of this story noted that the Dwight Lions Club coordinated the carnival’s BBQ, when it was in fact the Kiwanis Club of Huntsville Muskoka. We regret the error.
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