Posted on February 4, 2013 - 08:24 PM
by Richard Benedetto
Once again, a full slate of winter events is being planned for the Presidents Day Weekend Winter Festival in Mayville - one of the largest winter festivals in the region - which is organized annually by the Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce.
The lineup includes snowmobile rides, a flare parade, fireworks, kids' corner crafts, chili cook-off, kids snow slides, snowball distance throwing contest, snowman/animal making contest, ice carving, broomball, snowshoe demonstrations, a polar bear swim, presidential costumer contest, a snowball dance, and lighting of the ice castle. Many of these events will be held weather permitting.
Major sponsors of the Presidents Day Weekend Winter Festival are: Media One Group, Town of Chautauqua, Clark Patterson Lee Architectural Engineering Firm/Habiterra, Operating Engineers Local 17- Apprenticeship Program, Felony Entertainment LLC, Chautauqua Suites-Olives Restaurant-Bellini Lounge, Lakeview Hotel/The Docks Restaurant, and Chautauqua Marina. Platinum Sponsors are: M & T Bank Mayville Branch, Webb's Captain's Table Restaurant and The Cottage Collection, and Lictus Keystone.
For a complete schedule of events and sponsors, please visit the Winter Festival Event page on the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce website or on the Winter Festival Facebook page
We were considering a home purchase in the Chautauqua Lake area and had a handful of homes that we wished to see. Richard had previously set up a search protocol for us. He arranged to meet with us on a Saturday (we are out of state) to review our search criteria and time line as well as visit the homes on our list. We were able to narrow our focus and will seriously pursue the search later this year with his assistance.Karen Weikart