Weekly Feature

2018-01-10 / Editorial

Winterfest events offer fun for the whole family

This weekend, the annual Winterfest returns in the Town of Tonawanda from Jan. 11 to 15. The event is a great way to take advantage of many places in the town, such as Lincoln Arena, the DFK Pavilion or Aquatic and Fitness Center.

There are many events for adults, children and the whole family. Various activities are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 13, including youth hockey games, a Zumba class, Lloyd Taco Truck, the Buffalo Zoomobile, hay rides, straw maze and outdoor games, and recreational ice skating, among others.

“We are really excited to be bringing live music and hay rides back to Lincoln Park as part of Winterfest,” said Town of Tonawanda Councilman Dan Crangle.

The Town of Tonawanda Police Department Hockey Team will play against the Ellwood Volunteer Fire Department Hockey Team in a charity hockey game at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln Arena, 1200 Parker Blvd. The game will benefit the Ken-Ton Closet.

This event allows you to come out and cheer on your fellow volunteers and to support a local organization that supports children in the area who may need something throughout the school year.

The Ken-Ton Closet provides much needed clothing, school supplies, toiletries and other materials to children in need. For more information on donation items, visit www.kentoncloset.org.

A beer tasting, featuring Resurgence Brewery, will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the DFK Pavilion. The cost is $20 for 10 tasting tickets and a souvenir glass. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Youth, Parks & Recreation office or at the Senior Center. The event is for ages 21 and up.

The beer tasting list includes a Cosmic Truth Session IPA, Boys to the Yard Milkshake IPA, Bridge Pils, Winter Ale and Schwarzbier. The list, along with a Winterfest map, can be found at www.tonawanda.ny.us.

In the evening, families can enjoy fireworks at 7:15 p.m. at Lincoln Park. The Strictly Hip acoustic duo will then perform from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the DFK Pavilion.

With colder temperatures, it’s important to remember to dress warmly, especially if you’re planning on participating in an outdoor activity or traveling to different locations throughout the day. This can make any activity more enjoyable if you aren’t concentrating on being cold.

To see the schedule of events, visit www.ttypr.com. Some events require advance registration or tickets. For more information, call 831-1001.

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