Clock starts ticking for Ice Watch

Bill Rundall, chairman of the Kent Volunteer Fire Department, set up the system that will determine the winner of the annual Ice Watch. Photo Submitted

KENT — The tripod and clock that will determine the winners in the annual Kent Ice Watch were set up on Sunday, Feb. 6.

The Ice Watch, sponsored by the Kent Volunteer Fire Department, is a fundraising contest in which local residents guess for when the frozen ice on the Housatonic River will break —indicating the end of winter.

Guesses can be made until Friday, Feb. 18. The clock does not begin ticking until 12 a.m. on Feb. 19. All guesses must be for dates between Feb. 19 and April 30.

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