Serving up breakfast with a smile
Members of the North Dundas Fire Department (Chesterville) served up a delicious breakfast of pancakes and sausages to guests at Saturday’s Firemen’s Breakfast. Pictured, from left, Matt Giles, Anne McLean, Dave Lannin, and Kent Merkley.     O’Donohue photo

This year’s Princess and Prince Snowflake winners were Ruby McLean and Jack Lauzon. Pictured here, Ruby sits with cousin Lily Patricelli, and Jack with his father Corey Lauzon. O’Donohue photo

Michelle O’Donohue
Record Contributor
CHESTERVILLE – The Chesterville Winter Carnival resumed on Saturday at the Chesterville Legion with the Firemen’s Breakfast. Members of the North Dundas Fire Department (Chesterville) served up pancakes and sausages to a large crowd of hungry visitors. The Legion was decked out for Valentine’s Day, and the banquet tables were decorated with fire safety artwork completed by students of local schools. Sparky the Firedog was on hand to assist, and have photos taken with kids. The Carnival’s silent auction was open throughout the breakfast as well.

Carnival Organizer Shelley McLeod (left) sits with daughter Mikayla McLeod, and Lincoln Bradley in the lobby of the Chesterville Arena. The McLeod women were selling raffle tickets for two prizes during the three-on-three hockey tournament. O’Donohue photo

There were two events held during the breakfast to add to the fun. The first was the ‘Minute to Win it’ challenge. Carnival Organizer Shelley McLeod explained that six challenges were developed for children to compete in, with the winner of each game collecting a trophy full of chocolates. The overall winner was John Nadobny winning three separate games, and collecting the grand prize, a Cineplex gift card.

Toward the end of the breakfast, the Prince and Princess Snowflake Contest was held. To be eligible, children had to be 24 months old or under. There were six entries for the princess competition, and three entries for the boys. The winners for each were selected by a random draw. Ruby McLean, of Winchester, age four months, was crowned this year’s Princess Snowflake, and Jack Lauzon, of Chesterville, age eight months, took home the Prince Snowflake honours. The winners were each presented with a sash, and prize to commemorate their wins.