Musher’s Bowl is a go

By Lisa Williams Ackley

Staff Writer

The sled dog races at Five Fields Farm in South Bridgton this weekend are a “Go,” unless the Lake Region receives “a substantial amount of rain on Friday,” organizers said Tuesday.

The second part of the Musher’s Bowl Winter Carnival, sponsored by the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, had to be postponed from a previous date in January, due to weather conditions.

Right now, forecasters say inland areas are more likely to get snow than rain, when a quick moving winter storm passes through here late tonight into Friday morning.

Attendees will be able to view the sled dog races from several vistas along the racecourse and will be transported there by sleds.

Five Fields Farm owner Tom Gyger said a Downeast Sled Dog Club official rode the complete racecourse on Monday and deemed it in great shape for the races on Feb. 18 and 19.

“The only thing that will put the kibosh on the races is if we get a substantial amount of rain on Friday,” said Gyger. “South Bridgton is its own little weather area. Even if we get a mixture (of snow and rain) — we can deal with it.”

“The feeling is we’re going to go, unless we get a heavy rain on Friday,” said the Chamber’s Executive Director Jim Mains Feb. 14.

“It’s supposed to be good weather both days, and we’re looking for a good turnout,” Mains said.

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