What does one do on a beautiful, sunny Saturday?
(Temperatures in the low teens and unmentionable wind chills.)
We bundled up and went to downtown Chambersburg
where they were holding their 13th annual Ice Fest.
400 acres of land was purchased by Ben Chambers
from William Penn.
The settlement of Chambersburg was built around
two bodies of water.
A Fort was built to protect his mills
during the French and Indian War.
We passed this area walking to the main street where there were over 70 sponsored ice sculptures done by a local ice company.
The Ice Fest was started to increase downtown business during the doldrums of winter.
There is a Snowfall Ball, Polar Dunk Plunge, Frozen Flick,
Double wide Ice Slide,
Chili cook off and many other related events.
I'll only show you a few of the many ice sculptures.
This was a four day event.
There were lines to have your picture taken sitting in this chair.
Most had colored spot lights on them..
I'm sure they were pretty at night.
I'm still laughing at this poor little boy with his arms outstretched. He was so bundled up he couldn't move..
He didn't even move his eyes. So cute!!
Here's the Polar Dunk Plunge...Just Nuts!!
Making Kettle Korn
The Chili cook off was in a tent..Packed with people.
I don't know how they could move in there.
This is our local TV station..
These sculptures show up better in these pictures
than they did "in person".
Last but not least...
There were many others but I didn't want to overdo..
Have a wonderful week..stay warm.
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