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of Clare County

No Frostbite, Just Winter Fun

Meltdown Contest, Countdown to Spring


Saturday’s warmer weather was a welcome addition to the Winter Fun Day and Budd Lake Meltdown kickoff. In lieu of the traditional Frostbite Festival, the Harrison Chamber of Commerce held a smaller, family-oriented event with sledding, skating, games and concessions.

WUPS was onsite with a live broadcast and music that got snow boots tapping and skaters moving. A bonfire and hot cocoa were available to warm up attendees.

According to Kristine Stevens, chamber president, about 100 people attended the event.

“When we were packing up to go, one little boy around 7 years old stood at the top of the sledding hill crying and saying, ‘I don't want to go home mommy. Just a few more hours! Pleeeeeasssseee,’” she said. “It was music to my ears.... kids, outside, playing and enjoying the snow and ice.”

In the center of the ice rink is the welded sculpture featured on the Cleaver’s front page last week. The Chamber is selling guesses as to when the sculpture will fall into the ice this spring. Guesses cost $5 each. The sculpture was made by Tyler Lewandowski, a CTE student and one of Harrison’s 2021 valedictorians. You may enter the Budd Lake Meltdown contest by visiting

View the Harrison Chamber paid advertisement on page 5 thanking the many community members and organizations for helping make the Winter Fun Day a success.


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