A massive ice sculpture, carved over the glassy rink ringed with snow, created on what is normally the grass of Ann Street Park in Milford, marked the spot to congregate for the Winter Lights Show held Saturday, Jan. 29 and continuing next Saturday, Feb. 5.


A massive ice sculpture, carved over the glassy rink ringed with snow, created on what is normally the grass of Ann Street Park in Milford, marked the spot to congregate for the Winter Lights Show held Saturday, Jan. 29 and continuing next Saturday, Feb. 5.
Despite the icy cold temperatures which have  prevailed this winter breaking records, spectators made the trip bundled up in warm layers of coats, sweaters, hats, scarves and mittens to sit on the benches or stand while the show was  put on to entertain the viewers. Children as young as one were out with their parents, carried and perched on shoulders, riding in sleds and playing on the park equpment having fun as they all watched the show.
Four women clad in colorful bright day glo colors complete with leotards and net skirts and beige tights led the opening ceremonies as they skimmed aross the ice, twirling in circles, some doing flips showing their skills as part of the Boundless Edge Dance Ensemble.
Right before the outdoor show in the park, a Mac ‘N Cheese Contest was held at Dimmicks Inn where folks could taste a sampling of multiple submissions of recipes of the old favorite Macaroni and Cheese served up hot and bubbly from such fancy restaurants as the Hotel Fauchere to family recipes carried through the generations. For  just five bucks which went toward the festival, one could sit inside and be warm while mingling in round tables with others to be part of the family fun.
This Saturday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. the Ice Theatre of New York is expected to perform in the park. The Delaware Valley High School Chorus will be part of the festivities singing “A Bridge Over Troubled Waters” accompanying an ice dancer. The Patisserie next to the Hotel Fauchere will also be the scene of more music from Delaware Valley from 12:30- 1:30 p.m. and again from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Michael Carson coordinated the event in the park while Tom Holmes was the Ice Carver of the giant sculptor and Deborah Bailey helped coordinate the Mac ‘N Cheese Contest inside the Dimmick.
Public skating is expected to continue at the park throughout the winter and everyone who wants to put on a pair of skates and get some exercise to just get out of the house for snowy fun is urged to enjoy the rink.
See www.winterlightsfest.com for more information.