South Portland Winter Festival postponed

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SOUTH PORTLAND — The Winter Festival planned for this weekend at Mill Creek and Thomas Knight parks has been postponed for two weeks.

Lack of snow, uncertain ice conditions and temperatures expected to stay in the 40s for the rest of the week made the bulk of activities planned impossible, said Dan Mooers, a South Portland Rotarian in charge of the event. 

Events now scheduled for Feb. 17-18 will include a candle-lighting ceremony and skating exhibition, snowshoe races, curling, hockey, family ice skating and pony and carriage rides. 

The Waterfront Market Scavenger Hunt will go on as scheduled through Feb. 3. Lists can be picked up at Waterfront Market businesses and must be returned to the warming shelter in Mill Creek Park between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3.

The South Portland Winter Festival is organized by the South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club.