Chardon City and Township is commemorating 200 years, and there is no better way to celebrate than by kicking it off with the WinterFest 2012 Bicentennial Edition, hosted by Chardon Tomorrow and the Chardon Bicentennial Committee.
The 2nd Annual WinterFest begins on Saturday, January 21. The WinterFest festivities will begin with a pancake breakfast from 8 am – 11 am at Pilgrim Christian Church in Chardon. Families can then head over to Chardon Square for “free” winter games from 9 am – 2 pm. Games will include snow bowling, snow angels, snow putting, snow tag, cornhole, and a Native American game known as “snow snakes” which involves sliding poles decorated with snake designs. Other activities include dog sled demos, snowmobile demos and rides, and ice sculpture demonstartions. If there happens to be a lot of snow that day or if it is extremely cold, you can warm up by the fire in the Square’s log cabin and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, cookies, and face painting for the kids.
Starting at 12 pm, local restaruants such as Beans Coffee Shop, Chardon BrewWorks and Eatery, Morgan’s Place on the Square, and Rosepointe Cottage Tea Room will host “Soups on the Square”. Feel free to stop by any of these local places to warm up with a hot cup of soup.
If you happen to drive around Chardon Square, you will notice several decorated snowmen sponsored by local merchants and decorated by Chardon High School students. Participants who match the local merchant with the correct snowman can be entered into a drawing to win prizes.
Chardon has quite a reputation for its record amounts of snow , so what better way to bring the community together to enjoy all winter has to offer! WinterFest 2012 is just one of many events that are being planned throughout the year to celebrate 200 years of Chardon history.