Chatfield Lions 'Chill Fest' set for Jan. 26
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 6:50 AM
The 11th annual "Chatfield Chill Fest" celebration be held on Saturday,
Jan. 26t, in Chatfield. This year's Chill Fest is being hosted by the
Chatfield Lions Club. "The celebration will have many events in Mill Creek
Park and Groen Park along with other events occurring throughout Chatfield,"
stated Chill Fest organizer Matt Opat.
One of the highlights of the "Chill Fest" celebration is the annual
Polar Plunge to be held at Mill Creek Park. There will be a change this
year in the Polar Plunge in that it will be a fund raiser benefiting St.
Jude's Children's Research Hospital. The project is being chaired by Dean
Irish and Jay Hanson. They encourage everyone to pick up pledge forms and
waivers that are available at Dave's Barber Shop in Chatfield. The forms
can also be picked up on the city of Chatfield's website. Plungers are
encouraged to obtain pledges in hopes of raising funds for St. Jude's
Children's Research Hospital. The plunge will take place at 2 p.m. sharp at
Mill Creek Park at County Road 2 bridge.
A new event this year is a Health Fair being sponsored by Olmsted
Medical Center and Help Our Neighbors (HON). This event will be held at St.
Mary's Catholic Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and all are encouraged to
The day will also include a Bunco Party sponsored by the Women's
Community Club at 3 p.m. at the Thurber Building. Further, there will be a
Chili Supper and a chili and salsa contest at the Presbyterian Church from
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. A craft sale will also be held as part of the Chili
The Bluff Country Hiking Club will be hosting a Candlelight Snow Shoe
Walk from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Those interested in taking the Snow Shoe Walk
should meet at the Groen Park shelter at 5:30 p.m.
At 6 p.m., Cold Cash Bingo will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
The Chosen Bean Concert series will feature the Eelpout Stringers at
7:30 p.m. at the Chatfield Center for the Arts - Legion Room. Tickets are
$15 at the door. Further information on this concert can be obtained at the
Chosen Bean Concert website.
The "Chill Fest" celebration will once again be fun for the entire
family, so plan now to attend all or some of the events on Saturday, Jan.
"This is a great way to alleviate "Cabin Fever" for a day," stated Opat.