Sled Dogs & Siberian Huskies at Laurita Ice Sculpture Fest!
February 21 and 22, Laurita Winery will host an ice sculpture festival! We’ve shared with you from the start that the event will feature Four-Time Guinness World Record holder Ed Jarrett. He’s already started to transform the winery with a couple of ice sculptures and will create more on site that weekend! This week, we revealed that there will be a few more featured guests who are bound to warm your heart! The Jersey Sands Sled Dog Association and Northern Exposure Siberian Husky Rescue will also be on site!
The Jersey Sands Sled Dog Association (JSSDRA) will be demonstrating their skills at the winery. Based in Southern New Jersey, this club of about 20 mushers is dedicated to preserving a positive image of sled dog racing. JSSDRA trains every weekend in the Pine Barrens, weather permitting, and welcomes the public to attend. There will be traditional pull sleds as well as wheeled sleds at the Laurita Winery Ice Sculpture Festival. Guests of the Ice Sculpture Festival will learn about the equipment used for dog sleds and the different responsibilities of each dog on the team. Before and after each sled demonstration, get to know JSSDRA up close!
Northern Exposure Siberian Husky Rescue (NESHR) educates the public about this wonderful breed to find each dog a loving family. To do this, NESHR will have a table of experts at the Ice Sculpture Festival. You can learn the history of the Husky as well as common personality traits. It is important to know if your environment is suitable for a Husky rather than adopting one for its cuteness. Speaking of adopting, this is a major goal of NESHR while they are at Laurita Winery. If adopting a Husky isn’t for you, but you still want to support this amazing rescue group, they will be accepting donations.
The Jersey Sands Sled Dog Association and Northern Exposure Siberian Husky Rescue will be at the Laurita Winery Ice Sculpture Festival both Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm, unless it is raining!
Don’t miss this great opportunity; pre-order your tickets here!