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Lakeview ready to raise fun and funds at 5th annual Angel Snowfest

ST. AGATHA, Maine — The family of the late Dick and Carol Derosier will once again be celebrating their memories and raising funds for several local charities during the 5th annual Angel Snowfest, March 10, at the Lakeview Restaurant.

The couple opened the Lakeview, overlooking Long lake, in 1983. Dick passed away in 2012 and his wife in 2013. Today, their daughter Jennifer Daigle and her husband Jason own the popular eatery.

Last year, the Snowfest events raised more than $26,000 for the Edgar J. Paradis Cancer Fund, Angel Flight Northeast and Patient Airlift Services (PALS).

The Lakeview Restaurant in St. Agatha was packed all day during last year’s Angel Snowfest held March 2017. (File photo | SJVT/FhF)

The festivities taking place at the restaurant will include an outdoor ice bar, children’s activities, an antique snowmobile show, hors d’oeuvres and live music starting at 2 p.m. and lasting well into the evening.

Supporters are welcome to stop by the lakeview all day and night. There is direct snowmobile access to the restaurant parking lot from nearby trails. After 6 p.m., there will be a $10 cover charge. All proceeds go toward the fundraising efforts.

This year’s Snowfest will once again include a Snowshoe Walk / Hike, where participants are encouraged to generate extra funds through sponsorships. Judy Tardiff generated more that $5,000 in donations last year with her snowshoe efforts.

Registration for the Snowshoe Walk Hike is $20, and includes stew and a T-shirt.

There will also be Snowmobile Poker Run. Pre Registration is $15 for snowmobilers and is from 8-9 a.m. at the restaurant. Those who want to take part, but not ride, can play for $20. The cost includes chicken stew and ployes.

Poker Run registrations are available at the Lakeview or from any of the event sponsors; Daigle’s Sport Center, Fort Kent Powersports, Corriveau Arctic Cat Plus and Roger’s Sport Center.

To date, Angel Snowfest has raised more than $106,000, according to Jennifer Daigle. For more information go to the event’s Facebook page.

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