ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 177
(Senate - December 08, 2015)

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                         ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS

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          RECOGNIZING THE 100TH ANNUAL NEWPORT WINTER CARNIVAL

 Ms. AYOTTE. Mr. President, today I wish to celebrate the 100th 
annual Winter Carnival held in Newport, NH.
  The maiden Newport Winter Carnival was held in 1916, making it the 
oldest continuous winter carnival in the country and the largest annual 
event in Newport. For over a week in early February, Newport will be 
transformed into a winter wonderland. Families, friends, and visitors 
will gather for this yearly celebration and participate in events that 
include the ice fishing derby, hockey games, Main Street 1 Mile Run, 
horseback riding demos, horse show tournament, and countless 
gatherings, dinners, and historic remembrances, capped off by fireworks 
to light up the winter sky.
  The Newport Winter Carnival is one of New Hampshire's longest and 
most exciting winter events. The people of Newport are justifiably 
proud of this unique and treasured tradition. The carnival epitomizes 
the spirit of the Granite State and celebrates New Hampshire's 
beautiful landscape and snow-covered season. Providing wintertime fun 
for the residents of and visitors to our State, Newport's Winter 
Carnival brings warmth and cheer throughout the frosty month of 
February.
  On behalf of the people of New Hampshire, I join with the residents 
of Newport in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Winter Carnival. 
I commend the people of Newport for this great New Hampshire tradition 
and wish the town of Newport continued success for generations to 
come.

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