Cassie, winner of the small dog category, poses with Hannah McMillan. Submitted photo

The seventh annual Rangeley Winterpaloozah, a celebration of winter activities and competitions held Feb. 20 at Haley Pond, was a success, according to the Rangeley Skating Club and the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce.

The event included skating, curling, pond hockey, kick sleds, horse and wagon rides, along with a marshmallow roast and snow golf. There also were three pay-to-enter competitions, with prizes awarded to winners in each competition.

Cardboard Sled Best Design winners were Brooklyn Mahone, left, and Izzy Paridis. Submitted photo

Winners of the competitions were:
Dog Keg Pull: Small Dogs, Terry Guen and Hannah McMillan with Cassie; Medium Dogs, Nancy and Gary Perlson and Scout, a four-time champion; and Large Dogs, Laura Metivier and June.
Cardboard Sled: Best Design, Brooklyn Mahoney and Izzy Paridis with “The Rainbow Queen”; and Race, Sophie Walsh, “Monkey 5.” The time was seven seconds.
Firewood Toss: Men, Pete Clancy 60 feet, five inches, 2020 defending champion; and Women, Laura Sodono, 26 feet, one inch.
Buoy Ball: Men, T.J. Crow; Women, Kathie Marquis-Girard; and Youth, Quinton Richardson.

The local business community supported Winterpaloozahwith prizes for the competitions as well as the horse and wagon rides with Ken’s Fellas, Bert and Ernie.

Kendrick Charles holds the reins as Bert and Ernie pull the wagon at this year’s Winterpaloozah. Submitted photo

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