To the Editor:

On Sunday, Jan. 27, the Wilton Chamber of Commerce held it’s second annual Winter Carnival. The Chamber is very thankful to all who contributed to the great success of the event. A special thank-you to Carol Johnson and Fairfield County Bank for her vision and their support as event sponsor! Also, to our major entertainment sponsors–Kimco Realty, Blue Buffalo, and Gregory and Adams, P.C.–and to the Wilton Rotary Club for providing the campfire and all the goodies to make s’mores.

We are very grateful to our participants, vendors and volunteers. Thank-you to Patrick Russo, Susan Goldman, Jeannette Ross, Brian Perry, Tom Sato, Josh Cole, John DiCenzo, Robin Roscillo, Michaela Yee and Steve Pierce of Wilton Parks and Recreation.

There was fun for all, from horse-drawn carriage rides through the middle of Wilton Center, to a live ice sculpture demonstration and the Wilton Rotary Club’s campfire with marshmallows, big, rideable animals, and kids crafts. Beautiful ice sculptures were commissioned by and displayed at the Village Market, Gregory and Adams, P.C. Fairfield County Bank, and Wilton Library. In addition the library opened early for the carnival and had a flurry of activities, including the green screen that transported visitors through virtual reality to amazing far-off adventures, while never leaving the library!

Festive Snowflake signs dotted the landscape throughout Wilton. We thank these businesses for their support:  Four Seasons Racquet Club, Wilton Hardware, Lisa Gioffre Baird, Esq., Lee Horticultural Services, Greens at Cannondale/Wilton Meadows, Wilson Properties, Reynolds and Rowella, Riverbrook YMCA, Vision Consultants, Dr. Aris–Advanced Dentistry of Wilton, Wilton Electric, Open House Gift Shop, Halstead Real Estate, Wilton Rotary Club, Wilton Center Travel, Dr. Felipe Ordonez, Stamford Health, Meadow Ridge, MCL Ventures and Caraluzzi’s Market.

We enjoyed coverage by our media sponsors–thank you to GOOD Morning Wilton and 95.9, the Fox, which supplied music at the event also.

We hope everyone will remember to save the last Sunday in January next year for this annual, town-wide winter celebration.

Debra Hanson
Executive Director
Wilton Chamber of Commerce