Nestor Falls winter carnival in the works

If you’re looking for a late-winter party featuring something for the whole family, be sure to mark the weekend of March 4-6 on your calendar.
Once again, Nestor Falls is holding its annual winter carnival—and this year promises to be a big one.
“We’re having more activities at the hall on Friday this year,” said Howard Dodd, a member of the recreation committee who is in charge of promotions this year.
The 23rd-annual Nestor Falls Winter Carnival kicks off Friday, March 4 with a chili cook-off contest from 4-6 p.m. at the Nestor Falls Community Hall. The entry fee is $10.
Also on the Friday is a cribbage tournament at the hall starting at 6 p.m. Registration begins at 5 p.m., with the entry fee being $20 per team.
Then on Saturday, March 5, things get going early with the ice-fishing tournament, which runs from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. The entry fee for this is $15 per person.
Meanwhile, a poker derby open to both snowmobiles and ATVs runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The entry fee is $10.
“Blind” curling runs from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., with sleigh rides and all kinds of games for kids going all day. Some great spot prizes also will be given away all day long.
A dance goes Saturday night from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. featuring music by DJ Will Baranowski of Yowza Music Services. The cover charge is $5 and there is a cash bar, but age of majority will be strictly enforced.
You also can play “Name That Tune” during the dance.
The dance and cash bar are sponsored this year by the Sioux Narrows/Nestor Falls Fire Rescue Services, with all profits from the evening to be donated to muscular dystrophy.
A pancake breakfast goes Sunday, March 6 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Admission is just $2, with seniors and kids under 12 free.
A hockey skills competition is slated from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. , followed by a ball hockey tournament.
For more information on the Nestor Falls Winter Carnival, call 484-2473 or 484-2788.