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Hundreds enjoy first Volcano Fest

THIS GROUP OF GUYS seemed to have a relaxing afternoon at Volcano Festís Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Tramway Market Place. Greater Ossipee Area Chamber of Commerce organized Volcano Fest. Pictured (l to r) are, Bill Marsh of Rochester, Sherby Currier of Wakefield and Clem Merchant of Middleton. Yankee Smoke House sponsored the car show. Daymond Steer. (click for larger version)
September 29, 2010
OSSIPEE — Hundreds of people attended the Greater Ossipee Area Chamber of Commerce's first Volcano Fest on Sept. 25 and 26.

Chamber President Jamie Killeen said the purpose of Volcano Fest was to draw attention to the businesses in the region and that goal was accomplished. Although many of the events were informal, Killeen estimates about 700 to 800 people took part in the activities, which included helicopter rides, a bonfire, a treasure hunt, educational programs on local geography, and a singing contest.

These lucky performers were winners of the Volcano Idol singing contest: First place went to Laurie Jones, aka Zelda Wolfe, second place went to Michelle Rea Hall and third place went to Laroux Douglas. Jones took home the top prize of $500. The second and third place winners were awarded with savings bonds and gift certificates from several area businesses including Northway Bank, Samantha's Inn Restaurant and Fitness Center, The Whittier House Restaurant, The Yankee Smokehouse, Indian Mound Hardware, Indian Mound Golf Club and Rivers Edge Grille and Tavern and Linda's Flowers

"By all accounts we got some great interest," said Killeen. The name Volcano Fest is a reference to the fact that the Ossipee Mountain Range is a volcanic vent, which was active millions of years ago. The next big chamber event is SnoX, a snowmobile event, which will take place on Jan. 15 and Jan. 16. For more information visit www.snoxnh.com.

Martin Lord Osman
Brewster Academy
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