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Snowmobiling at the Winter Carnival last year. Courtesy photo.




Winter Carnival

Where: Wasserman Park, 116 Naticook Road, Merrimack
When: Saturday, Feb. 22, from noon to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free 
Contact: Merrimack Parks & Rec, 882-1046
Visit: merrimacknh.gov




Winter family fun
Snowshoeing, snowmobiling and more at Wasserman

02/20/14



 If you’re headed to the Merrimack Winter Carnival Saturday, you might want to add snowshoeing to your to-do list.

It’s one of the new activities at the 22nd annual carnival. Eastern Mountain Sports will be there with snowshoes for families to try out around Wasserman Park. Staff will be giving demonstrations about the snowshoes and how they work. 
Kelly Valluzzi of Merrimack Parks & Recreation said the carnival has something for everyone and hopes to see a good turnout as there will be a lot of activities to do and things to see.
“[Wasserman is] a big beautiful park. There’s so much to do there, and it’s to let people know that you can come to Wasserman all year ‘round, whether it be to play on the playground in the summer or to go sledding or snowshoeing in the winter,” Valluzzi said. 
A returning favorite is the ice fishing derby sponsored by the Merrimack Lions Club.
“They always do a fantastic job with it, and the kids have a great time,” Valluzzi said. “They drill all the holes for the kids, and they have all the equipment. They’ll also pass out hot chocolate and soups.”
There will be snowmobile rides too, and Valluzzi said she encourages people to just play in the snow and make snowmen. 
“You can bring a sled too,” Valluzzi said. “It’s a great day for everyone to come and enjoy the afternoon with your whole family.” 
The winter carnival also has some fun stops inside if you get tired of the cold. 
Merrimack Friends and Family will be inside selling hot dogs, and the Southern New Hampshire Flying Eagles will be inside as well. 
“They’ll be there talking about what they do and flying the planes around,” Valluzzi said. 
The Girl Scouts will offer a craft for kids, as well as face painting and temporary tattoos. 
The Independent Karate School will showcase its moves from 1:30 to 2 p.m.
“They’re a lot of fun to watch — everyone loves them. They bring a few students from their studio and do a couple demonstrations for everyone,” Valluzzi said. 
“It’s one of those events that we love doing for the community,” Valluzzi added.  
 
As seen in the February 20, 2014 issue of the Hippo.





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