This March, Holyoke will host its Second Annual Winter Carnival, a three-day, city-wide, community-driven celebration bringing together diverse community and arts groups for a week-end long festival of winter-themed activities. The Holyoke Winter Carnival will begin on Friday March 1, and conclude on Sunday March 3, with a Spaghetti Dinner and a wild dance band.
Additionally, individual contests are planned for best chili, and cake decorating.
The Holyoke Winter Carnival is a volunteer led event organized by Ken Johnston, Margaret Rooks, Jeremy Smith, Jes Appleby, David Madeloni, Ashley Batlle, Tim Purrington, Erin Brunelle, Amy Daniels, Mimi Wielgosz, Marty Fulwood, Kate Lynch, and Rory Casey. Additional volunteer help was provided by Vivianna Valiente and Nancy Howard.
Special thanks goes out to:
Vitek Kruta, Lori Divine, and Gateway City Arts for helping the Holyoke Winter Carnival grow as a fledgling, community-based arts organization.
Mayor Alex Morse, and his Executive Assistant, Tessa Murphy-Romboletti
Teresa Sheppart, Director of the Holyoke Parks and Recreation Department for their continued support of the Holyoke Winter Carnival.
Michael Richardson, of Boise, Idaho, is a former Northampton residents who graciously donated his web design skills to the Carnival. Michael’s design company is called handeyedesign, and he has helped to give a web presence to many local groups.