I’m often amazed by this community of which we are a part, that it pulls off these small (or not so small) miracles of being humans together in life. Such was the festival on Saturday called “Ice on Fire,” organized by a loosely knit group of folks and hosted at North Branch Nature Center and put together in large part by our great Parks Department—all to celebrate winter.
And what a grand celebration it was—more than 500 people; lots and lots of families with young kids; people from all over Central Vermont, and great fun and enjoyment of life. And fire!
The finale was, as it always it, a huge bonfire into which people tossed dozens of old Christmas trees to bring light to darkness and make ice on fire. What a joy it was. Thanks to all who made this happen and to all who came and enjoyed being together.