After a week of events, the 100th Newport Winter Carnival wrapped up over the weekend with many events for area residents to attend. The cold blustery morning did not stop the Winter Carnival parade from rolling down Main Street.
The 2016 Newport Winter Carnival Queen Melissa Clivio – Wentrop along with her court, prince, and princesses waved to the crowd along with many past queen winners. Floats from Richards Library, The Newport Historical Society, and trucks from many businesses, as well as Leapin’ Lena also took part in the parade.
Winter Carnival activities took place on the Newport Common after the parade which included an ax man competition, turkey bowling on ice, and a man dressed as a pig skating on the common with children chasing after him, which caught PETA’s attention, to try and take a 5 dollar bill from his tail.
Later in the day, the frozen open golf tournament took place at Meadow Park. The Newport Winter Carnival concluded with a dance, hockey tournament, and fireworks.