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Winter Frolic festivities enjoyed

Rylan Magnuson and his mom Chelsey take a ride down the sledding hill Saturday outside the Two Harbors Curling Club during the annual Winter Frolic. (News-Chronicle photo by Jamey Malcomb)

The Two Harbors Curling Club was packed Friday night for the first evening of the annual Winter Frolic.

More than 200 people came for the opening festivities that included a spaghetti dinner, a chili cook-off between local restaurants as well as open curling for those looking to try it out. Carmody 61 won the chili cook off with their spicy offering, besting Vanilla Bean, Louise's Place and several other local restaurants.

Also on Friday night, the Two Harbors City Council backed up Mayor Randy Bolen's boasts by topping the Lake County Board of Commissioners in the two groups' annual curling match for the third straight year. Bolen had said the County Board had "no chance" to stop the dynasty the City Council.

On Saturday, the tough talking mayor was back at it, leading the vintage snowmobile ride from the Two Harbors Airport to the curling club. Dozens of snowmobiles formed a parade along the side of Airport Road, with a number of very old snowmobiles travelling alongside some newer models.

Back at the curling club, kids enjoyed the sledding hill and others made s'mores by the bonfire.

Others enjoyed the sunny weather with some hoppy beverages and an adult T-Ball game on the snow covered Lakeview National Golf Course.

The night was topped off with music in the tent just outside the curling club. Music from a DJ started off the day and then The Northwood's Band stepped in around 6 p.m. to provide music until the end of the Snow Ball around 11 p.m.

Organizers estimated between 750 and 1,000 people came out to the event in total.

Two Harbors community members participate in the open curling time Friday at Two Harbors Curling Club during the annual Winter Frolic. (News-Chronicle photo by Jamey Malcomb)

Two Harbors City Councillor Mike Borud throws a stone during the annual curling match between the City Council and the Lake County Board of Commissioners. The council topped the County Board for the third straight year under Borud's leadership as team skip. (News-Chronicle photo by Jamey Malcomb)

Faith Williams (left) and Justice Veness await the start of the vintage snowmobile ride Saturday outside the Two Harbors airport during the annual Winter Frolic. (News-Chronicle photo by Jamey Malcomb)

Two Harbors Mayor Randy Bolen leads the vintage snowmobile ride from the Two Harbors Airport to the Two Harbors Curling Club Saturday during the annual Winter Frolic. (News-Chronicle photo by Jamey Malcomb)

Several people used the bonfire to roast marshmallows for s'mores Saturday near the Two Harbors Curling Club during the annual Winter Frolic. (News-Chronicle photo by Jamey Malcomb)

Several teams gathered for an adult T-Ball tournament Saturday outside the Two Harbors Curling Club during the annual Winter Frolic. (News-Chronicle photo by Jamey Malcomb)

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb started as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle in August 2015. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and previously worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. He is the beat writer for the Lake County Board of Commissioners, Silver Bay City Council and high school sports in Lake County. 

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