Limestone planning ‘Winter Fun Day’

3 years ago

LIMESTONE, Maine — Ice skating, snowshoeing, music, hot dog roasting, painting and even a bonfire will be offered at Limestone’s Winter Fun Day event on Feb. 27.

The Limestone Recreation Department Committee organized Winter Fun Day and volunteers from the Limestone Development Foundation/Chamber and Limestone Rotary Club will help out during the event. Mike’s Family Market, a business on Main Street, also donated some pallets for the bonfire.

Winter Fun Day has been held in Limestone for several years, according to Limestone Recreation Director Doug Sharpe. The Limestone Rotary Club first started the event, but Sharpe said the rec department later took it on. 

All guests are asked to maintain social distance during the event, and all activities. 

“Staying grouped with your household family is encouraged,” Sharpe said. “Face masks will be required at all times during the event and will be enforced. Hand sanitizing stations will be available on site. And of course, if you are feeling under the weather, please stay home.”

Guests are also asked to bring their own skates, as the town is not currently offering rentals. The event will include a donation drop-off for anyone looking to donate ice skates that no longer fit or that they no longer use. Snowshoes and sleds will be available for use at no cost. 

Winter Fun Day, while taking place at Albert Michaud Park, is not affiliated with the town’s recent project to revitalize the park.

“We are hopeful to be able to host some bigger events down the road that will help raise more funds for the Albert Michaud Park Revitalization Project in the near future,” he said. “This will all depend on the current pandemic status and Maine CDC guidelines.”

He said the rec department contributes to and/or hosts numerous events in Limestone annually, such as the Fourth of July celebration, the Halloween Trunk or Treat event and the Holiday Light Parade.

“These events are all free for the community,” he said. “We hope putting on these yearly events provides a sense of togetherness and community spirit, and we encourage the entire community to come out and get involved.”