Frozen Fire & Lights is Feb. 22

INLET -- The Town of Inlet is getting ready for the 12th Annual Frozen Fire & Lights; bonfires, fireworks and family fun Saturday, Feb. 22.

This event began as a way of reminding visitors and locals of what the town has to offer at Fern Park in the winter. Every winter the pavilion is flooded and becomes an indoor skating rink with a warming room and heated restrooms.

A small section at the base of the mountain was cleared many years ago, leaving a daring little sledding hill perfect for all ages. Fern Park is also the trailhead to many miles of groomed cross-country ski trails and trails for snowshoeing.

This is all free; just bring equipment, or rent skis, snowshoes and skates at Pedals & Petals.

Paul Chambers has been busy knocking on doors, collecting money for the fireworks that will be held around the bonfire at Arrowhead Park that evening. If he hasn't found you yet, help him out and go find him, or contact Inlet Information Office. These fireworks are not possible without residents' support.

Shelby McGill and Autumn Townsend will soon begin working on a snow sculpture for the entrance to Arrowhead Park.

Inlet's Frozen Fire & Lights is also the day of the 4th Annual Cardboard Sled Race, at 1 p.m. at Fern Park.

For a schedule of the day's activities, and for a printable Cardboard Sled Race application, go to