Past and present organizers of the Coopers- town Winter Carnival are meeting at this hour in the Hall of Fame’s Bullpen Theater to share ideas on making the 50th anniversary carnival, coming up in February, a distillation of the best of past such events. On left, from back, are Hanna Bergene, current committee chair; Chamber Executive Director Matt Hazzard, and committee members Brenda Wedderspoon-Gray and Mary Lynne Bridger. On right, from back, are past chairs Margaret Savoie and Bill Waller, Deirdre Donley and Colleen Donnelly. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Bocca Osteria, Cooperstown Teachers
Big Winners At Cooperstown Carnival
COOPERSTOWN – The return of the Lip Sync brought victory to the CCS teachers, who took first prize with their performance of “Tootsee Roll” by the 69 Boyz, complete with Tootsie Roll costumes, in Cooperstown Winter Carnival competition.
Bocca Osteria won the drink contest with their “Everlasting Gobstopper,” which was available for customization with green, purple, white or red.
Other winners included:
Soup’s On, Chili’s On, Meaning
Winter Carnival Now Underway
COOPERSTOWN – You know when the Cooperstown Winter Carnival is officially underway when the aroma of chili and soup starts wafting from the basement of Cooperstown Baptist Church on Elm Street, as it did leading up to 11 a.m. today. If you missed the Soup ‘R Chili Luncheon today, it’s on again Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
In what’s becoming a tradition, the gang from Glimmerglass Festival drove down the lake from the opera house to partake. And, this year, Homer Osterhoudt, who has attended 67 of the 70 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions (there were no Inductions during WWII), had a table full of memorabilia to share with attendees.
Find Winter Carnival
Medallion, Win $500
COOPERSTOWN – The hunt for the Cooperstown Winter Carnival Medallion – and the $500 prize – is on! The first clue is in the new edition of The Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta, on newsstands by 3 this afternoon.
This year’s carnival, on the theme “Cooperstown and the Chocolate Factory,” is Friday-Sunday, Feb. 6-8.