Approximately 750 students from Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES and District Special Education classes will participate in the ninth annual Winter Carnival to be held at the Holiday Valley Tubing Park on March 4–5, 2014. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. A total of six activity areas will be open to this year’s participants.

According to Event Coordinators Chris McNell and Debbie Golley, this year’s Winter Carnival will feature tubing, snow soccer, an obstacle course, broom hockey, as well as indoor games. Hayrides will also be available courtesy of Pumpkinville and the Ellicottville Career and Technical Center. This is a great day for our kids who might not normally have some of these opportunities.

BOCES and Holiday Valley will also provide a hot dog roast, chips, cookies and hot chocolate to all participants. The Big Pig from WPIG will be on hand both days from 11 a.m. to noon. Tommy O’Conner will be on hand to entertain and Bob McCarthy will be the MC for both days.

Approximately 750 elementary, middle and high school students are slated to participate and nearly 300 volunteers will assist over the two-day event. Student volunteers from Ellicottville Central School and the Ellicottville BOCES Center will assist with the event. The participants include students from all 22 component school districts in Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES.

The Holiday Valley Tubing Company is located at 5673 Bryant Hill Rd. in Ellicottville.