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Winter Wonderland starts Saturday
Written by Erika Schmidt Russell   
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:33 PM

Ice skating in Lawrenceburg will cost a bit more this year for non-city residents. After debate at the city council meeting Monday, Nov. 5, and some internal discussions the topic was re-visted Monday, Nov. 19, with council OK’ing changes
Lawrenceburg residents can skate for free, with proof of residency established by a utility bill, the same method used for the swimming pool. All other skaters would pay a $3 skate-rental fee, unless of course, they use their own skates, suggested Pat Krider, Lawrenceburg Main Street director.

Initially, council had suggested different levels for residents of Lawrenceburg-Greendale, Dearborn County and then others. Plans for changing charges are needed because the rink will be open for two more weeks this year, and there will be a budget shortfall to pay for the ice guards, Krider told council in early November.

The multi-tier charges, though would mean hiring an additional person to be on hand to monitor who’s who and where they live, which would eliminate any extra money generated, said Krider at the Nov. 19 meeting.

Instead, the $3 fee was passed, with a $20 individual pass available and a $40 family pass for four people.

Meanwhile, Lawrenceburg kicks off the Christmas season with Winter Wonderland activities Saturday, Dec. 1. Entertainment, food and fun will abound through the city starting at 10 a.m. at the Lawrenceburg Public Library with the annual Friends of the Library Great Cookie Sale.

The library also will have live music, and more music and art will be at the Winter Wonderland tent starting at noon.
Ivy Tech will host music, art from the Southeastern Indiana Art Guild, as well as face painting. The Winter Wonderland Parade and P.A.W.S. Pet Parade are at 2 p.m.

The above mentioned ice skating rink - in the pavilion adjacent to the pool on Tate Street - opens at 3 p.m. The tree lighting is at 5:30 p.m. at Walnut and Center streets, outside city hall. For a complete listing of events this weekend and others coming up, including the First Friday fun for Dec. 7, check out the special section in today’s Register.