CONOVER - Crowds gathered in Conover Community Park today for a little winter fun. The Northwoods Blizzard Blast provided winter games for people of all ages.
Dylan Kleffman spent his Saturday doing some of his favorite winter activities.
"So far my favorite thing was the pony and the snowshoeing," said seven-year-old Kleffman.
Pony rides and snowshoeing were just some of the activities at the 4th annual Northwoods Blizzard Bash.
"Today we have everything going on from snowshoe baseball, recliner races, slap shot, we have a carnival for kids, we have sledding, we have snowboarding, we have horse drawn wagon ride," said event chairman Lanny Studdard.
The winter carnival drew hundreds of people to the park.
"This is our first year here, we're locals but the last few years have been so bitter cold that we just didn't come out but this year is absolutely just beautiful," said Eagle River resident Gabrielle Alguire.
"Ahh look around isn't it wonderful, this is obviously the warmest day we've ever had," said Studdard.
With temperatures reaching the 50s, it was the perfect day to get outside and support a good cause. All money raised at the Blizzard Blast will go towards Northwoods area fire and EMS departments.
"The money raised here goes towards our UTV and rescue equipment, fire engines, hoses anything we need to be able to serve the public," said Conover fire fighter Patrick Indermuehle.
"It's our effort to keep the community safe by supporting these people," said Studdard.
Conover Fire Department and EMS officers were on duty to play snowshoe baseball and help make the festival run smoothly.
"I'm on grill duty until he says I'm not," said Studdard.
Kids, parents, and even grandparents got in on the winter fun.
"It's awesome, we went over and di the kids carnival stuff the kids were on the sledding hill for a long time, we're later going to go over to the dog sleds, he's really looking forward to that and he wants to get his face painted too," said St. Germain resident Bridget Ryan.