Additional Statementsby Senator Kelly Ayotte
Posted on 2015-12-08
AYOTTE. Mr. President, today I wish to celebrate the 100th
annual Winter Carnival held in Newport, NH.
The maiden Newport Winter Carnival was held in 1916, making it the oldest continuous winter carnival in the country and the largest annual event in Newport. For over a week in early February, Newport will be transformed into a winter wonderland. Families, friends, and visitors will gather for this yearly celebration and participate in events that include the ice fishing derby, hockey games, Main Street 1 Mile Run, horseback riding demos, horse show tournament, and countless gatherings, dinners, and historic remembrances, capped off by fireworks to light up the winter sky.
The Newport Winter Carnival is one of New Hampshire's longest and most exciting winter events. The people of Newport are justifiably proud of this unique and treasured tradition. The carnival epitomizes the spirit of the Granite State and celebrates New Hampshire's beautiful landscape and snow-covered season. Providing wintertime fun for the residents of and visitors to our State, Newport's Winter Carnival brings warmth and cheer throughout the frosty month of February.
On behalf of the people of New Hampshire, I join with the residents of Newport in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Winter Carnival. I commend the people of Newport for this great New Hampshire tradition and wish the town of Newport continued success for generations to come.