At Thursday’s Town Board meeting, the Highlands Chamber of Commerce got permission to host a Snow Festival in K-H Founders Park Saturday, Jan. 29 complete with a slide and tubed merry-go-round both of which are for adults and children.
Though it is expected to be seasonably cold, snow will be blown in to augment Mother Nature’s plans. Concerned about the considerable noise snow blowers make, permission was given to blow snow contingent upon the noise level which according to Commissioner John Dotson could be considerable.
The Chamber was asked to investigate potential noise before blowing snow is a go. If snow is blown, the park will be closed Friday prior to the event.
There will be a little kid area roped off for safety and S’mores offered at the fireplace. The skating rink will be open, too.
Any damages sustained during the event will be paid for by the Chamber.
The Chamber also got permission to extend the Christmas Parade by a half hour.
It will still be the first Saturday in December but from 10:30 a.m. to noon instead of 11 a.m. to noon. This will give more time for musical acts during the parade while getting the proceedings off Main Street comfortably by noon.
Pictured at the top of the article is K-H Founders Park on Christmas Eve 2020.
By Kim Lewicki, Highlands Newspaper