MONSON, Maine — The annual Snow Roller Day will start with a breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday at the Monson Community Church and will conclude in the late afternoon with a bonfire.
Activities in the morning include wagon rides and sledding events behind the gymnasium. Inside the gymnasium, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service will provide demonstrations on canning, seed starting and sewing and will have information on 4-H, according to Jane Hewes, a Snow Roller Day committee member.
“We’re trying to get people in that mode of learning something through the community,” Hewes said Thursday.
The afternoon activities, to be held on Lake Hebron, will include kick sled races, dog sled rides, skating events, a tug of war and a bonfire. The annual poker run is still planned on the lake, weather permitting.
The popular cookie contest among businesses will be held. Participants will judge the cookies, which can be obtained from several businesses including Spring Creek, Monson General Store, A.E. Robinson, the Monson Historical Society and Lakeshore House. The winner will be announced at the close of the day.
New this year will be a cribbage tournament, according to Hewes.
The event also will offer a luncheon served by the local recreation department and an open house at the elementary school which some residents want to turn into a community center once SAD 68 closes the school later this year.