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Winterfest activites
to span nine full days

Seeley Swan Pathfinder
January 21, 1999


January 22nd - 31st, 1999


Chamber news release

Kick off the festivities by warming yourself at the Filling Station Restaurant "Christmas Tree Bonfire" at 6:00 p.m. Friday night the 22nd. Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa hosted by the Den 4 Cub Scouts. Join in the good-spirited fun of Sumo Wrestling from 7-10 p.m. at the Community Hall.

Saturday, the 23rd, will be a full day of fun and winter activities starting at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at the Community Hall followed by the Winterfest Parade at 11 a.m. The afternoon is filled with events to be enjoyed by the entire family, spectator and participant alike. Take a free sled dog ride, courtesy of Sled Dog Adventures; learn to snowshoe, courtesy of the Trailhead, or join the Hotshoes for motorcycle/ATV ice races - all at the Wapiti Resort. At the Community Park you can root for your favorite team in the Winterfest Softball Tournament.

Winners of the Snow Sculpture Competition will be announced at the Golden Garter Saloon, Wapiti Resort, just before the Auction. Pat Holt will be the auctioneer for the Seeley Lake Area Chamber of Commerce's annual auction that begins at 6:00 p.m. There will be ample items to bid on, a silent auction and raffle prizes.

Sunday, the 24th, register for the Driftriders Snowmobile Fun Run at the Community Hall or browse, shop and eat at the Arts/Crafts/Food Fair where local talent and creativity will be on display from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Spanish Club will be serving a Mexican treat.

High Basin Sports is sponsoring an Ice Fishing Tournament that began January 1st and ends March 31st. Largest one fish weight wins a prize each week. Grand prize will be awarded at the end of the tournament.

All week long you can enjoy a scenic horse drawn sleigh ride at the Double Arrow Lodge or at the Clearwater Guest Ranch. Take time to look at the fabulous snow sculptures all over town created by professionals, amateurs, adults and children. Go ice skating on the lake at the Tamaracks Resort where you can rent skates. Be sure to check the bulletin board at NAPA for ongoing activities such as children's games and treasure hunt.

On the weekend of January 30th & 31st, there will be three winter sport races showcasing lots of talent! The Rocky Mountain Snowcross Sanctioned Snowmobile Races begin Saturday the 30th at 10:00 a.m. The Seeley-Monture 100-Mile Dog Sled Race will begin that same day at 3:30 p.m., but line-up activities will be all morning. The start and finish will be downtown at Charlene's Restaurant, Lounge & Casino. OSCR (Over Seeley's Creeks & Ridges) Nordic Ski Race also begins Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Seeley Creek Nordic Ski Trail off Hwy. 83 at mile marker 15. If you're not a competitor, you'll be able to get some pointers from the experts at the Nordic Ski Clinic at 2:30 p.m. Equipment will be available.

Fireworks on the Lake will start Saturday the 30th at 8:30 p.m. Two good viewing places are the Lodges at Seeley Lake and Lindey's Prime Steak House.

Celebrate winter Seeley Lake Style! For more information refer to the Schedule of Events or ask at any businesses in Seeley Lake, or call the Seeley Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 677-2880, or e-mail us at

Snow Sculpture Cash Prizes Sponsored by: Blackfoot Telephone Coop, Missoula Electric Coop. First Valley Bank, Seeley Lake Trucking, Rovero's, Emily A Bed & Breakfast, Chicken Coop Restaurant, Lounge & Casino.

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