Lakes Region rings in the new year
Joslyn Samo, 4, of Rhode Island, loves the color purple so she ordered up a purple butterfly pattern for her face at Wolfeboro First Night 2014 activities at Estabrook Hall on the Brewster Academy campus. (Larissa Mulkern)
Most of the events took place indoors at eight different venues throughout town, but one attraction that required a chill in the air was Brian Stockman's live ice sculpting demonstration at the Community Bandstand in Cate Park.
How does he stay warm? "I keep moving … my toes are starting to get a little numb, but I dress for it. If it was any warmer, this (sculpture) would be soaking wet," he said.
Elsewhere in town, First Night 2014 Chair Cecile Chase, her committee, and Wolfeboro Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mary DeVries and staff put many family-friendly activities on the program that included live musical performances, a magic show, crafts, face-painting and mask-making for kids, indoor and outdoor ice skating venues, and a fireworks show at 8:15 p.m.
Donna Sieczkiewicz of Rhode Island brought her granddaughter, Joslyn Samo, 4, and two grandsons to First Night.