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MFT Winterfest

Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 10:00am - 2:00pm


Winter in Minnesota can be defined by wind chills, snow and frigid temperatures. In order to survive, we seek refuge indoors with a good book near the fireplace.  Short of flying south, we are left to ourselves to overcome the long season of winter. 
This year, however, make a change and if you can’t beat winter … why not join it? 
Check out the McLeod for Tomorrow Winterfest celebration on Feb. 2. Find out how fun winter can be by exploring winter activities such as snow shoeing, ice skating, cross country skiing, riding fat tire bikes, building snow sculptures or even riding shotgun in a dogsled.
This free event will be held at the McLeod County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at its conclusion will release the first of more to come clues as you search for the coveted medallion and win $150.
There will be warm drinks and hot food available for families and individuals to warm up in between trying various winter activities.  Those wishing to participate in the cross country skiing, skating and fat tire bike riding should bring with them skis, skates and a bike helmet.
This event was made possible by the McLeod County Parks and Fairgrounds, the city of Hutchinson, Heart of Hutch, Outdoor Motion and the Elks.
McLeod For Tomorrow is a group that was established through McLeod County and the University of Minnesota Extension Services. It provides leadership opportunities to McLeod County residents and has hosted candidate forums and other local forums to discuss issues critical to McLeod County residents while encouraging networking among community leaders. This group is in the process of seeking 501C3 status as a non-profit.  
Proceeds from food sales will be split between the medallion hunt cash prize, Elks and McLeod For Tomorrow, and all beverages proceeds will be used to continue to fund the McLeod For Tomorrow program as it continues by providing county residents with high quality leadership training and bringing residents together to discuss important civic issues.
For more information find McLeod For Tomorrow on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/McleodForTomorrow or on its website at www.mcleodfortomorrow.