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I am so sad to have to do this but:
The Winter Carnival is Cancelled this Saturday, Feb 12th!
Dear members and friends,

If possible, I am more bummed than you are that this has to be cancelled - after being told that for the last three or so years, the carnival couldn't happen for different reasons, no snow being one of them, I was confident this year we could make it happen! And the storm gave us every reason to believe. However, the recent continued warmth and the rain with changing predictions regarding Saturday (our last check said drizzle in the morning) have led us to conclude that no one will have a good experience.

As I write, there are families out sledding in t-shirts! On plastic, this heavy wet snow on top of ice is fine but cardboard will go nowhere! And the snowshoe field will not be any fun at all - especially if you fall through the crust. Also, the pond is a pond again - about three inches of water on ice.....

We will try to do a pop up carnival later this month or early March, depending on forecasts. If not, save your sled and we will have some kind of parade/inspection at the spring festival for judging - I am sure there are some classy vessels out there! Fingers crossed they head downhill later this winter, just not this Saturday. I truly am sorry.

Thanks for caring about Woodlawn,

Kathy Young
Executive Director
Winter Story Trail

Ellsworth Public Library has provided our Winter Story Trail - we were going to announce and possibly read it aloud at the Carnival. We will install it this week and it will be here for you to enjoy.

When you come up to Woodlawn for a walk or to sled anytime through March, be sure to amble along the inner trail loop and enjoy this delightful story about friends who have a tremendous sled ride!
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