SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Lake George Regional Park visitors enjoy great weather for its 22nd Annual Derby and Winter Carnival. With a crowd soaring over 1,000 people, parking was the only thing in short supply. Disc Golf was new and huge hit thanks to the Skowhegan High School club Aerodynamics.
The winners of the Stew Competition included: First Place Somerset Career Technical C with a Buffalo Chicken stew, Second Place The Barters with a Partridge stew, Third Place Steve Dionne with his “Sochi” Borscht and tied for fourth place were Scott Price with his “Duck Duck Goose Stew” and Maili Bailey with her OPB Dooryard Beef Stew.
The derby saw over 315 register and hundreds more out on the ice for a day of fun. The highlight of the fishing derby was when 7 year old Bryce Hayden was the winner of a brand new Jiffy Ice Auger. Derby Winners included 1 st Place trout Craig Masse 23 1/4 inch Brown and 2nd place trout Jed Hathan 23inch Brown Luke Raven 1st Place 18 1/8 inch Bass Kim Ellis 2nd place 18 inch Bass Pickerel 1st Place Danny Barrett 21 1/2 inch 2nd Place Josh Post 21 1/4 inch Maynard Overlock 1st White Perch 15 inch 2nd Butch Woodworth White Perch 14 1/8 inch Mike Thebarge n1st and 2nd Place Yellow Perch 11 1/4 inch and 10 5/8 inch.
One of the major highlights was the annual sled box derby race which had close to 80 sleds and around 100 children participate. Spectators number over 100 and many enjoyed food prepared by local Boy Scouts.
Lake George has become a destination of choice for people in the surrounding area as well as others looking for a tranquil spot on the shores of the lake. Our expenses, which involve the staffing and resources necessary to sustain, maintain, and protect the Park, continue to challenge us. The Park, owned by the State of Maine, and managed for public use by Lake George Corporation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, does not receive funding from the state