Chair of Winterfest Planning Committee
Phone: (315) 262-2439
The Winterfest Planning Committee is chaired by a Town Board member and includes representatives of the town's Tourism & Beautification Committee, Colton-Pierrepont Central School and many organizations plus individuals who work together to plan the overall festival and organize specific activities during the multi-day weekend festival held annually during the last full weekend in January. Planning typically begins in September/October and the committee is open to anyone who wants to be involved. The committee also seeks sponsors for activities so funds raised can benefit the Local Neighborhood Center serving Colton, Pierrepont and Parishville.
2017 SCHEDULE & MAP / ORGANIZERS & SPONSORS: The final schedule of activities for the winter festival being held on January 26-29, 2017 is available by clicking HERE. Also a map of the sixteen venue sites is available HERE. Hard copies of the schedule also are available in the Colton Town Hall and at Colton-Pierrepont Central School and other sites during the festival. And the list of event organizers and other sponsors is available HERE.
On December 9 a raffle for a small winter-themed quilt titled 'Icy Logs, Warm Hearth' created and donated by Patty Blickwedehl was kicked off to raise funds for the Neighborhood Center. A barn quilt inspired by the quilt also is being raffled to support town tourism and beautification activities. The announcement with details is available by clicking HERE. Only 100 tickets are available for each. The town's Tourism & Beautification Committee will draw the winning tickets on January 30.
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR: A feature of Winterfest every year is the announcement of the town's Citizen of the Year. This year, on Thursday, January 26 during the Spaghetti Dinner, Cynthia Hennessy will be presented with this year's award. In 2016 Jerome (Jerry) Wilson was presented with the award and recognized for his many contributions. The SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATION made during the event honoring Jerry is available to view by clicking on the highlighted text.
RECAP OF 2016: Click HERE to go to gallery of photos taken before, during and after the 2016 Winterfest Weekend.