The 2016 New London Winter Carnival began their festivities Thursday night with a fun filled broom hockey game on the Bob Andrews Memorial Ice Rink next to the New London Inn. Children, parents, and Colby Sawyer College students tried their hand running on ice to hit a large ball with a broom and score a goal.
After the game, it was time for the Freezin’ for a Reason underwear run where over 30 runners in their underwear and other assorted costumes ran a half mile from the New London Inn to the New London Fire Station and back. The first male runner across the finish line was TJ Ellis from Goshen and the first female was Stephanie Wilks from New London.
The New London Winter Carnival continues Friday night with a magic show, wagon rides, and the Jack Frost Progressive Dinner.
Saturday, New London’s Winter Carnival has a full day of events scheduled including a ski joring demonstration, a scavenger hunt, face painting, dodgeball, and the carnival ends with fireworks behind the old middle school starting at 6pm.