The Mansfield Downtown Partnership, the Mansfield Community Center, and the Town of Mansfield invite area residents to celebrate the season at the 5th Annual Winter Fun Day on Saturday, February 12. This event will be held from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm outside of the Mansfield Community Center.
There will be a number of fun activities for all ages to enjoy, including ice skating (weather permitting/bring your own skates). Visitors can take a break from skating with a ride in a horse drawn wagon, courtesy of Cedar Knoll Farms. Or, step inside the Community Center for storytelling and crafts with the Mansfield Public Library and the Mansfield Advocates for Children. Throughout the day, representatives from UConn Dining Services will demonstrate how to create art from ice as they carve ice sculptures on site, and members of the Tolland County Dive/Rescue Team will have a display of their ice rescue equipment and information about winter safety. And, Notes Over Storrs, a student a cappella group from UConn will perform at 11:30am.
In keeping with the community spirit of the event, a donation drive to benefit the Town of Mansfield Human Services' Food Pantry will be held during Winter Fun Day. Visitors are asked to please bring a non-perishable food item or a household necessity, such as toothpaste, soap, or paper goods, to the Community Center. The Human Services Department requests that donors please ensure that the items are unopened and have not expired. For a list of suggested items, please visit the Winter Fun Day page on the Town's website, www.mansfieldct.gov. Questions regarding donations should be directed to the Human Services Department; their phone number is 860.429.3315.
This event is free and open to the public and will be held outdoors. The inclement weather date is Saturday, February 19. For more information, please contact the Mansfield Downtown Partnership: 860.429.2740 or email@example.com.