The Whitman 2006 Winterfest, held on Sunday December 3, 2006, was visited by an estimated 10,000 people throughout the day. Gallons of free hot chocolate and mounds of cookies were enjoyed by visitors while watching the ice sculpting or riding through the park in a horse drawn wagon or having a picture taken with Santa. December fire works topped off the event at 6:00 pm.
Behind the scenes were dozens of volunteers helping to make this a safe and successful event. Whitman Amateur Radio Club members helping out with various duties, including additional security and communications included: Bob Schmitt, KB1MTY; Erika LaFlamme, KB1MTV; Jeff Tracy, N1SOM; Mike Supple, KB1OEP; Bill Hayden N1FRE; Frank Hayes N1OGP; and Gloria Chiaramonte, KB1OAV.
A new set of commercial hand-held radios and a base station were put in use for the first time at the Whitman 2006 Winterfest activities. This allowed town officials to monitor the volunteers reporting in to the Net Control Station.
[Shown, above: Gloria Chiaramonte KB1OAV and Frank Hayes N1OGP]
–Thanks, Whitman ARC Spectrum, December 2006