Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department hosts Winter Carnival

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BRATTLEBORO — Young Olympians of the future are invited to participate in the Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department Jr. Olympic Races.

The activities begin Feb. 19, starting at 9:30 a.m., with downhill races at Living Memorial Park. On Feb. 21, at 2:30 p.m., there will be skating races at the ice rink.

Students in grades 1 through 12 are eligible and are encouraged to enter the events.

All events are free of charge; there will be five grade groups for each event and each event will have a boy's division and girl's division. Ribbons will be awarded to the first five winners in each division and participation ribbons to all. Register for each event the morning of the event.

Carol Lolatte, Recreation and Parks director, Jessy Cudworth, assistant director, and Adam Middleton, program coordinator, will direct the Junior Olympics. These events are co-sponsored by the Recreation and Parks Department and Winter Carnival. Special thanks goes to Living Memorial Park Snow Sports for operating the Ski Lift on Monday for the downhill races.

On Feb. 22, there will be a morning concert for children at 10 a.m. at the Gibson Aiken Center, featuring "T-Bone." Admission is $3 per person; 60 and over, free.

Tom Stankus, known as T-Bone, is known as "America's musical Pied Piper;" and has entertained thousands of people since 1978.

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