ICE CREATIONS … Four carvers from Ice Creations in Napoleon made 32 sculptures for the 2-day event. (PHOTO BY AMY WENDT, STAFF)
By: Amy Wendt
On Friday, December 16, and Saturday, December 17, Wauseon was transformed into a winter wonderland while residents were treated to ice carving demonstrations at 32 various locations in the downtown area and on Shoop Avenue.
The 2nd Christmas in Wauseon Ice Sculpting Event, which was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, featured four artists from Ice Creations of Napoleon.
Rather than holding the demonstrations in one isolated location such as a park, Chamber Director, Bill Drummer, explained organizers opted to have sculptures placed at businesses and restaurants where there is more foot traffic throughout the day.
Friday’s ice carving demos were held at the Chamber of Commerce, Barber, Kaper, Stamm, McWatters, Whitlock & Maloney, Gig Above, Northwest State (Downtown F&M), Continental Plaza, Bargain Bin, Special Grounds, Sullivans, Don’s Automotive, The Table, Los Mariachis, Black Swamp Boots, Wauseon Eye Care, Wauseon Library, State Bank, Edward Jones, F&M Bank, Lead Shed, Anything Grows/Tony’s Pet Shop, Huntington Bank, PNC Bank.
On Saturday morning, the Grinch and Cindy Lou Hou made an appearance Downtown.
The carving demos continued on Saturday at Chief Supermarket, Agua Fria, Shaw’s Clothing, Junk & Disorderly, Freedom Quilt, Passion 4 Fashion, Touch of Magnolia, Cordy Insurance, Red Rambler, Biggby Coffee & Ace Hardware.
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