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Geneva's annual Winterfest lets you celebrate the season

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Embrace the winter season and enjoy some of the fun, family-friendly activities that it has to offer at Geneva's annual Winterfest being held on Saturday, February 1 from noon - 4 p.m. at various Geneva venues. Geneva is 53 miles east of Cleveland and it is approximately a one hour drive.

Winterfest With a theme this year of "Don't Hibernate Come Celebrate," Winterfest has a wide variety of activities to offer visitors.

There will be a Winterfest parade at noon kicking off the festivities. Other activities include wagon rides (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Depot Street parking lot) and wine tastings (at Old Mill Winery from 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Cost is 50 cents per taste. Old Mill Winery is located at 403 S. Broadway.)

For the kids there will be face painting and an Inflatable Play Land (at the Geneva Rec Center), a Ronald McDonald Magic Show and a performance by Jungle Terry at the Geneva Community Center which will also be hosting a bake sale. The Geneva Rec Center is located at 81 E. Main St. The Community Center is located at 72 W. Main St.

The Geneva Fire Department will provide free fire station tours and a fire extinguisher demonstration along with free Dunkin Donut Munchkins and free coffee and hot cocoa.The Geneva Fire Department is located at 44 North Forest Street.

Live musical entertainment will be offered at various venues.

Foodwise, visitors have various choices. There will be a pancake breakfast at the First United Methodist Church (89 S. Broadway) from 9 a.m. - noon. ($5 for adults and $3 for children) and there will be a Chili Cook-Off at the Depot Lot from noon - 4 p.m. (or until the chili is gone).

And be sure to check out the spaghetti dinner being held at the VFW located at 76 Depot Street. The dinner will be served from 1 p.m. until they are sold out. Cost is $6 per person. The VFW will also be hosting a craft show.

A warming station will be set up at the Depot Lot.

Admission to the Geneva Winterfest is free. For more information about the Winterfest get online at www.genevaohio.com.

It is approximately a one hour drive from Cleveland to Geneva.

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