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Road race, broomball highlight winter frolic

HANCOCK — The town’s annual winter frolic on Saturday will feature a road race, broomball on Norway Pond, box sled races for kids and karaoke on the bandstand (if it’s not too cold.)

The festivities get under way at 8:30 a.m. with a breakfast sponsored by the Hancock Elementary School PTO in the Vestry. A Winter Chiller road race will start at 9 p.m., with registration opening at 8 a.m. in the Meetinghouse.

Susie Spikol-Faber will be reading from Jan Brett’s classic Ukrainian folktale “The Mitten” during a story walk on Norway Pond at 10 p.m.

The popular box sled races begin at 11 a.m. on the hill behind the horsesheds. Sleds must be made from cardboard and duct tape only.

Ski or bike helmets are required for participants in the broomball tourney, which starts at noon on Norway Pond. While the tournament is going on, spectators can make their own s’mores at fire pits on the town beach.

A highlight of this year’s festival should be the Karaoke performances, which will include an appearance by Emily “Beyonce” Daniels and the Daniel-ettes doing “All the Single Ladies.”

Food will be available throughout the day at the Food Alley in the horsesheds, which will feature offerings from the Hancock Market, Fiddleheads and the Hancock Inn. The event is sponsored by the Hancock Recreation Committee.

Dave Anderson can be reached at 924-7172, ext. 233 or danderson@ledgertranscript.com.

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