The Saturday afternoon of the Morewood Winter Carnival featured a log sawing contest held in the parking lot of the Morewood Community Hall. Doug Shantz and Brent Richard are seen sawing an ash log during the event. See page 3 for the full story. Thompson Goddard Photo

MOREWOOD – From its start on Feb. 2 with a family bingo evening, until the end of the dart tournament on Sunday afternoon, the Morewood Winter Carnival provided a lot of fun for community members of all ages.

The weekend event was organized by the Morewood Recreation Association (MRA) and firefighters from North Dundas Fire Station 1, and provided people with the opportunity to get out of the house and meet with friends and neighbours while enjoying a number of activities.

The opening ceremonies for the 2024 Morewood Winter Carnival were held at the Morewood Community Centre with North Dundas Deputy Mayor Theresa Bergeron and Councillors Gary Annable and John Lennox present.  Lennox welcomed everyone to the 2024 Winter Carnival, expressing his thanks to the organizers and sponsors, followed by the Firefighter Family Bingo games.

Saturday began with a well attended Firefighter Breakfast, with Station 1 Chief Ken Byers mentioning funds raised would be used to purchase new equipment. “It’s nice to see the community support and the volunteers working” to make Morewood a family friendly community, said Byers.

Activities throughout the day inside the community centre included an afternoon euchre tournament (presented by the Chesterville & District Lions Club who also sponsored arts and crafts during the day), Jacky’s Face Painting and a colouring contest (both sponsored by KT Consulting), and a Zoo Crew presentation. Outside there were several “fun” competitions including log sawing, nail hammering and tug-of-war, with the skating rink open and a snow hill providing a lot of fun for visitors. An evening spaghetti dinner, sponsored by Camouflage Property Maintenance was followed by an evening dance and the closing of the silent auction.

The 2024 Morewood Winter Carnival concluded on Sunday, which featured a carnival service at the Morewood Presbyterian Church, an open skate and tobogganing, and an afternoon dart tournament at the community centre.  People were able to pick up their silent auction items during the afternoon.

“A thank you is extended to all our sponsors, our volunteers and most importantly those attending,” commented MRA President Brent Richards. He mentioned planning for next year’s winter carnival is already beginning and said that information on this as well as other events can be found on the Morewood Recreation Association’s Facebook page.