“This is our second year,” Dumas said. “We hadn’t had a Winter Carnival parade in 16 years, so we did it last year.
“We were just getting it up and going, so there were mistakes, but we’ll just keep on getting better,” she said.
BLIND TASTE TEST
A judging booth will be set up in Veterans Memorial Park, and trophies will be awarded for Best Overall Entry and for first, second and third place for Best Spirit and Best Portrayal of the Parade Theme.
The awards ceremony will be at the Malone Elks at 4 p.m.
The Elks Lodge will also be the site of the third-annual chicken-wings contest.
Doors are open after the parade until 1 p.m., when seven area establishments compete for the title of wing master. Contestants are the Elks Lodge, Pete’s Pulled Pork, Fort Brickhouse, The Bear’s Den, Twin Leaf Express, BMJ Midway Market and Owl’s Nest Pizza Express.
A limit of 200 guests will pay $10 at the door to be served chicken wings at their table, where they will choose their favorite in a blind taste test.
The day culminates with the torchlight parade at Titus Mountain Family Ski Center at dusk, followed at 7 p.m. by music from the band Sleep Disorder.
The final event is the Winter Carnival Ball at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Mo’s Pub and Grill, with music from the band Bootleggers.
Funds raised will go toward next year’s Winter Carnival, Dumas said.
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