The Barton Area celebrated the season in fine fashion at the first annual Center of the Kingdom I Love Winter Festival on Saturday, February 23. The day included sleigh rides, sled rides, big and little fish, heritage crafts, good music, great food, and lots of smiles and fun in the snow. The adult winner of the Ice Fishing Derby was Andrew Petty with a 5.29 lb, 24 inch lake trout, and the Runner-Up was Daniel Darling with a 4.88 lb., 25 inch lake trout. Under 15 Winner Devin Royer brought in a 1.03 lb., 13.25″ yellow perch. The Barton Area Chamber would like to send out a big Thank You to all of our event participants and organizers, and to our sponsors: North Country Federal Credit Union, Barton Chronicle, E.M. Brown & Son, Evansville Trading Post, Glover Recreation, Parker Pie Company, Perry Family Farm, Old Stone House Museum, Currier’s Quality Market, Rodgers Country Inn, Willoughby Lake Store, Cold Spring Kitchen, Lake Parker Country Store, and Parson’s Corner Restaurant.