Letter to the editor: Sandy Patrick

2020 Winter Whoopla appreciation and thanks

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 12:00pm

The Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce would like to sincerely thank everyone that made the third Annual Belfast Winter Whoopla a wonderful success! This great community event which continues to grow every year would not have been possible without our generous sponsors. This year our major weekend sponsors were Front Street Shipyard and Damariscotta Bank & Trust. 

We would also like to extend our thanks and appreciation to our activity sponsors: 

  • United Farmers Market; Unity College Woodmen Demonstrations 
  • The Residence at Tall Pines; Frost-n-Flannel Dance Venue
  • LCI Fiber Optic Network; Frost-n-Flannel Dance Music 
  • Belfast Co-op; Free Movie at the Colonial 
  • Green Home Solutions; Scavenger Hunt Bingo 
  • Belfast Hannaford Supermarket; Chili & Corn Cook-Off /Snowshoeing & S’mores 
  • City Parks & Recreation; Horse and Wagon Rides via S & S Carriage Rides from Sidney Maine and Tropical Mini Golf 

Cheers goes out to Shawna Aitken from Delvino’s who bartended for the evening at the Frost-n-Flannel Dance! 

We can’t leave out a Winter Whoopla favorite, the Pancake Breakfast! Special thanks to Waldo County YMCA and Rollie’s for hosting a very successful event! 

We would also like to thank our amazing partners, Norm Poirier from Belfast Parks & Recreation and Amanda Cunningham from Waldo County YMCA. Norm and Amanda’s creative abilities and hard work are always welcomed and appreciated. 

Speaking of creative, we would like to congratulate the winners from two of our new activities this year; The Snowman Building Photo Contest and Scavenger Hunt Bingo! We would like to thank ALLPLAY for generously donating the gift certificates to the winners of the photo contest and Camden Snow Bowl for donating 2 lift tickets for the winner of Scavenger Hunt Bingo. Congrats to all! 

Best Traditional Snowman: Rosabella Vinci  Age 12 

Most Creative Snowman: Matthew Kelley Age 18

Biggest Snowman: Kinslee Payson Age 8 

Scavenger Hunt Bingo: Dylan Shattuck 

Furthermore, we also congratulate the winners of the Chili Cook-Off,  Betsy Coy and Josh Prior and Team Kobe for winning the Corn-Hole Tournament. Again, a great big shout out to Paul and Rob at United Farmers Market for donating the space so that these two events have a home each year. 

We can’t say enough about the generous and wonderful community we live and work in! We look forward to the fourth Annual Winter Whoopla! Thank you, Waldo County and Belfast! 

 Sandy Patrick is Member Representative of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce