Annual Winter Festival not happening this year…
Yeah, I know… long time no blog, since (glances at past blog entry) November! wow… anyways, here’s the 1st entry for ’07
Yup, announced on Ch. 3 last night:
Burlington is putting the freeze on its annual winter festival. The snow sculpture contest and popular Penguin Plunge have helped attract people to the waterfront at a slow time of year. But the festival costs the city about a thousand dollars. And Mayor Bob Kiss says that’s hard to justify for an event that’s lost a major sponsor, and had a history of bad weather– all while the city faces a looming budget deficit. So this year’s festival is cancelled– except for the Penguin Plunge.
Last year, Jeremy and I took time out of City Council campaigning to enjoy the neat ice sculptures… we’ll see if we can upload the video when we have time.
As for the Festival, Mayor Kiss will be on Charlie & Ernie’s 620AM morning show tomorrow (show is from 7AM to 10AM), so if you’d like to call in with your opinion of the cancellation of the festival, or to chat with the mayor, their call in number is 655 0303
Also, on a side note, remember to set your Christmas tree out by the curb for disposal by 7AM Tuesday for pickup 😉
I always welcome comments, so please… feel free! 😉
January 17, 2007 @ 11:07 pm
They were so wrong!! UVM students are working really hard and the snow sculpting, ice carvings, and more will be happening at Winter Festival 2007! Expo at Echo and the Kids VT Camp & School Fair were never in jeopardy. So much for accuracy in reporting.
January 30, 2007 @ 9:25 am
Yeah, my husband Jeremy’s blog has an update for those interested in the Festival.