PORTLAND - Hundreds of spectators and 150 registered skaters turned this event into another success on Saturday according to event president John Bongers.
"Our skaters and spectators showed up in droves," he said, adding participants came from Vermont, Northern New York State and from across Ontario and Quebec.There was a constant stream of people throughout the day and into the evening watching races, enjoying the bonfire and fireworks over the lake. It was such a success organizers are looking at making it a two-day event.
"You're creating traffic throughout the region," Mr. Bongers said of the economic impact. On site more than 300 "beaver tails" were sold.