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PHOTOS: Hopkinton hosts first Funnelator Festival

  • Kids participate in turkey bowling during the first annual Hopkinton Funnelator Festival at Houston Park in Hopkinton on Saturday afternoon, February 16, 2013. The festival was filled with activities from turkey bowling and a snow sculpting competition to the funnelator launch competition which featured teams of three who launched snowballs for accuracy and distance. Contestants of the funnelator contest were given materials to build their launchers and were given time to practice launching snow balls. The event, which was cancelled last year due to lack of snow, took place from 1-3 p.m. in the afternoon.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    Kids participate in turkey bowling during the first annual Hopkinton Funnelator Festival at Houston Park in Hopkinton on Saturday afternoon, February 16, 2013. The festival was filled with activities from turkey bowling and a snow sculpting competition to the funnelator launch competition which featured teams of three who launched snowballs for accuracy and distance. Contestants of the funnelator contest were given materials to build their launchers and were given time to practice launching snow balls. The event, which was cancelled last year due to lack of snow, took place from 1-3 p.m. in the afternoon.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

  • Vincent Bailey, 8, and his father Karl Bailey worked on a giant snowman during the first annual Hopkinton Funnelator Festival at Houston Park in Hopkinton on Saturday afternoon, February 16, 2013. The festival was filled with activities from turkey bowling and a snow sculpting competition to the funnelator launch competition which featured teams of three who launched snowballs for accuracy and distance. Contestants of the funnelator contest were given materials to build their launchers and were given time to practice launching snow balls. The event, which was cancelled last year due to lack of snow, took place from 1-3 p.m. in the afternoon.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    Vincent Bailey, 8, and his father Karl Bailey worked on a giant snowman during the first annual Hopkinton Funnelator Festival at Houston Park in Hopkinton on Saturday afternoon, February 16, 2013. The festival was filled with activities from turkey bowling and a snow sculpting competition to the funnelator launch competition which featured teams of three who launched snowballs for accuracy and distance. Contestants of the funnelator contest were given materials to build their launchers and were given time to practice launching snow balls. The event, which was cancelled last year due to lack of snow, took place from 1-3 p.m. in the afternoon.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

  • From left, Bill Hubicki and Peter Gagnon hold elastics as Mike Goclowski pulls back the funnelator to launch a snowball during the first annual Hopkinton Funnelator Festival at Houston Park in Hopkinton on Saturday afternoon, February 16, 2013. The festival was filled with activities from turkey bowling and a snow sculpting competition to the funnelator launch competition which featured teams of three who launched snowballs for accuracy and distance. Contestants of the funnelator contest were given materials to build their launchers and were given time to practice launching snow balls. The event, which was cancelled last year due to lack of snow, took place from 1-3 p.m. in the afternoon.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    From left, Bill Hubicki and Peter Gagnon hold elastics as Mike Goclowski pulls back the funnelator to launch a snowball during the first annual Hopkinton Funnelator Festival at Houston Park in Hopkinton on Saturday afternoon, February 16, 2013. The festival was filled with activities from turkey bowling and a snow sculpting competition to the funnelator launch competition which featured teams of three who launched snowballs for accuracy and distance. Contestants of the funnelator contest were given materials to build their launchers and were given time to practice launching snow balls. The event, which was cancelled last year due to lack of snow, took place from 1-3 p.m. in the afternoon.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

  • Kids participate in turkey bowling during the first annual Hopkinton Funnelator Festival at Houston Park in Hopkinton on Saturday afternoon, February 16, 2013. The festival was filled with activities from turkey bowling and a snow sculpting competition to the funnelator launch competition which featured teams of three who launched snowballs for accuracy and distance. Contestants of the funnelator contest were given materials to build their launchers and were given time to practice launching snow balls. The event, which was cancelled last year due to lack of snow, took place from 1-3 p.m. in the afternoon.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • Vincent Bailey, 8, and his father Karl Bailey worked on a giant snowman during the first annual Hopkinton Funnelator Festival at Houston Park in Hopkinton on Saturday afternoon, February 16, 2013. The festival was filled with activities from turkey bowling and a snow sculpting competition to the funnelator launch competition which featured teams of three who launched snowballs for accuracy and distance. Contestants of the funnelator contest were given materials to build their launchers and were given time to practice launching snow balls. The event, which was cancelled last year due to lack of snow, took place from 1-3 p.m. in the afternoon.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • From left, Bill Hubicki and Peter Gagnon hold elastics as Mike Goclowski pulls back the funnelator to launch a snowball during the first annual Hopkinton Funnelator Festival at Houston Park in Hopkinton on Saturday afternoon, February 16, 2013. The festival was filled with activities from turkey bowling and a snow sculpting competition to the funnelator launch competition which featured teams of three who launched snowballs for accuracy and distance. Contestants of the funnelator contest were given materials to build their launchers and were given time to practice launching snow balls. The event, which was cancelled last year due to lack of snow, took place from 1-3 p.m. in the afternoon.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

The first Hopkinton Funnelator Festival took place at Houston Park in Hopkinton yesterday afternoon. The festival was filled with activities from turkey bowling and a snow sculpting competition to the Funnelator launch competition, which featured teams of three that launched snowballs for accuracy and distance. Contestants of the Funnelator contest were given materials to build their launchers and were given time to practice launching snowballs. The event was cancelled last year due to lack of snow.

Above, from left: Bill Hubicki and Peter Gagnon hold elastics as Mike Goclowski pulls back the Funnelator to launch a snowball.

Left: Vincent Bailey, 8, and his father, Karl Bailey, work on a giant snowman.

Below: Kids participate in turkey bowling.

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