Waterville cancels winter carnival due to lack of snow

Posted Feb. 02, 2012, at 12:15 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — Waterville officials have cancelled a winter carnival scheduled for this weekend because there’s hardly any snow.

Parks & Recreation Director Matt Skehan said there has been no lack of support for the carnival scheduled for Saturday at Quarry Road Recreation Area, but with the lack of snow, it’s just not feasible.

He told the Morning Sentinel the event will not be rescheduled for this winter, but will return the first Saturday of February next year.

He says the recreation area is still open and the trails are being groomed, but it would not be appropriate to bring novice skiers to the festival.

Skehan says organizers are disappointed it had to be canceled.

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