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Iola’s Winter Carnival is Feb. 6-7

IolaWinterCarnival_2016CourtFor 55 years now, Iola has been celebrating the cold and snow!

The Queen of the Snows will be named at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 6, during the Norwegian Lutefisk Supper and Craft Show at the Iola-Scandinavia High School.

The 2016 court includes Emily Bauer, Hana Buttles, Courtney Moen, Megan Thulien, Karly Honken and Kali Finch.

All six princesses are seniors at I-S High School.

The Saturday Winter Carnival events include: Ice sculpting from 8 a.m. to noon at I-S High School.

The children’s free ice fishing contest runs from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Lake Iola.

The yummy Norwegian Lutefisk Supper and Indoor Craft Sale go 1-6 p.m. at the I-S High School.

Skijoring, 1 p.m. at Iola’s Winter Sports Club.

The crowning of Queen of Snows happens at 3 p.m. at I-S High School.

And don’t miss the Iola Twilight Snowshoe Race at 6 p.m. at the Iola Winter Sports Club.

The cost for the lutefisk supper is $14 for adults and $5 for children under 10.

There is no cost to attend the craft show.

The Central Ski Jumping Championships begin at noon, Sunday, February 7, at the Iola Winter Sports Club. Admission is $5.

The raffle drawing will be held after the ski jumping awards ceremony, at about 3 p.m. at the IWSC grounds.

Raffle tickets are $2 each or three for $5, with a top prize of $1,000!

For more information, visit the Iola Winter Carnival on Facebook at www.facebook.com/iolawintercarnival/?ref=hl.

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