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Jim Thorpe WinterFest scheduled President's weekend

Published January 05. 2012 05:02PM

The Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce hosts its 18th annual WinterFest Weekend Feb. 18 and 19 on President's Day Weekend.

A mix of family-activities, special shopping and dining promotions and Opera House performances are scheduled.

Ice and wood carvers ply their trades in the downtown Josiah White Park next to the Jersey Central train station and also give demonstrations two blocks up the street at the Mauch Chunk Opera House both afternoons.

The weekend will also feature a Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce fundraiser Mug Walk.

Also for the kids (under 12) there will be a pinata-busting at the downtown train station at noon on both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday afternoon from 12:30 to 3:30 you can hear the Faculty Brass, a Lehighton-based quartet playing tunes of all genres from marches and polkas to recent pop tunes as they stroll up and down Broadway.

That evening at 8:30 PM, the Mauch Chunk Opera House features a concert.

A special 5 p.m. event is also set at the Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 19.t

For more information call 570-325-5810 or visit the official Jim Thorpe website,

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