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Winterfest event starts Tuesday in Lena
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LENA - The Lena Area Special Event Runners will host Winterfest, a Community Holiday, from Jan. 24-29.

A downtown Wine Walk will be featured In the afternoon and evening Jan. 25. For details or to participate, call 317-409-1500.

A Little Miss and Mr. Winterfest contest will be held 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Details are pending but the preliminary rules are that eligible ages for the competition are 3 years old through fifth grade and entrants must reside in the Lena/Winslow area. For more details, call 815-821-5711.

The events Jan. 27 include a scavenger hunt at 7 p.m. at the Lena Brewing Company and Tricycle Races at 9 p.m. at the Iron Horse Tap. There is no charge for the scavenger hunt.

A pancake breakfast will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. Jan. 28 at Lena Methodist Church. A co-ed volleyball tournament will be held at Le-Win High School from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fee for each team is $90 and cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places. Contact Josh at 815-291-5537 for more information. Kids' games will take place at Lions Park from 10 a.m. to noon. There is no fee.

The Polar Party will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. with the historic bed races from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Teams will consist of five people and the entry fee per team is $50. Cash prizes will be awarded for first and second places, as well as best dressed team. For more info, contact 815-275-0714.

There will be Polar Express Rides from uptown to Coach's Golf and Grill from 7 to 11 p.m. Buy a Winterfest koozie and ride for free. Coach's also will host a concert from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. featuring Nashville recording artist Corey Cox. The coronation of the Winterfest King and Queen will take place at 9 p.m. during the show.

Events on Jan. 29 include Family Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Le-Aqua-Na and the second annual SnowCar from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Rafters. Local businesses will sponsor a SnowCar with a local driver. When one last car is remaining in operating condition or the Master of Ceremonies declares a "winner," the competition will end and the SnowCar Team will earn the title of SnowCar Master. There is no charge to watch this first-time event but observers should bring their own chairs.

The Grand Finale of the weekend will be fireworks.

For more information, contact 815-541-0228.