A huge T-Rex dinosaur is created at the Frosty Fest Snowman competition held at Ives Park, Potsdam, Saturday, by Norwood residents Lisa, Legault, Julien Wells-Legault, Luka Budisic and Jason Wells.
BY CHERYL SHUMWAY
North Country This Week
POTSDAM – Dinosaurs, bears, a dragon, unicorn and mermaid were among the dozens of snow creations at the Frosty Fest competition on Saturday, Jan. 28.
Family and friends, young and old, were busy packing their snow into unique creations at Ives Park.
Community members also enjoyed the free coffee and hot chocolate, s’mores and cookies by the campfire.
Awards and prizes were given for Best in Show, Most North Country, Most Comedic, Most Artistic, and Most Unique.
Potsdam Central School National Art Honor Society judges were Lillian Dow, Lindy Betrus, Keillor Dilger, Emilee Bartos, Amelia Crosslin, Darian Grant, Halle Varney.
The annual event was hosted by the North Country Children's Museum, St. Lawrence County Arts and Potsdam Chamber of Commerce.
The snow creatures can be seen at Ives Park, and they are lit up at night for viewing also.
Gigi Gardinier, DeKalb, and an art student at SUNY Potsdam, won the most “North Country” award at the Frosty Fest Snowman competition held at Ives Park, Potsdam.
Winning the “most unique” award at the Frosty Fest Snowman competition held at Ives Park, Potsdam, Saturday, was the Marsupial cave, made by Reilly Avila, Buddy Bomze and Ryan Fish, of Clarkson University.
A.J. St.Onge, of Fort Covington, roasts a marshmallow at the Frosty Fest Snowman Competition, as North Country Children’s Museum Executive Director Sharon Vegh Williams looks on.
Abigail Kirk, left, and Kara Matott, both of Potsdam, paint their “Best Friends” snowmen at the Frosty Fest Snowman competition.
Sandy Maine and Yen Maine, of ADK Fragrance Farm, with their Balsam Frosty creation, give samples of their soaps to attendees at the Frosty Fest Snowman competition.
Creators of the Coronavirus snow sculpture at the Frosty Fest were Clarkson students Liza Ilina, Daniela Carpio, Bahareh Vahidpour and Gran-Romina Kesshavarz.
Roasting marshmallows for s’mores at the Frosty Fest Snowman competition are John Proetla, Manpreet Kaur, and Roshan Arachige, of Clarkson University.
Marcella McGuire, of Hannawa Falls, poses with her snow creation at the Frosty Fest Snowman competition.
From left, Diana White of Canton, Clair-Woosley of Canton, and Potsdam residents Sophia White Martin and Jamison smile after completing their mermaid sculpture at the Frosty Fest Snowman competition.
Monsters Inc. characters Mike Wazowski and his wife sit on a bench with creators from left, Manpreet Kaur, Jaime Genzel and Roshan Arachige, of Clarkson University.
Posing with their pirate snowman are Potsdam creators Liza Ilina, left, and Daniela Carpio, at the Frosty Fest Snowman competition.
Potsdam Rotary Club members, from left, Duane Pelkey, Michael Griffin, Laurean Pelkey and Amanda Wilson pose with their snow creations. Absent from photo is Sunday Smith.
Adding finishing touches to Snotoro is Alice Trithart, held by her dad, Will Trithart, as Rocco Trithart and Charlotte McKenna look on.
Snow Moose relaxes in a lawn chair around his new Potsdam friends, from left, Olivia LaRoux, Elliott LaRose, Sophia LaRoux, Molly Corbett and Lila Clark-Clonts.
From left, Zachariah Morehouse, Steven Higgins and Liz Combs kneel behind their SUNY Potsdam bears sculpture at the Frosty Fest Snowman competition.
West Stockholm residents, from left, Lukas and Silas Stanley look at their completed Stanley the Turtle at the Frosty Fest Snowman competition.
Walter, of Potsdam, Leo, of Pierrepont, and Potsdam residents Alina and Barrett paint their green turtle and blue eggs at the Frosty Fest Snowman competition.
Hannawa Falls residents, from left, Asa and Tsipora Wolfe pose with their completed superman hero at the Frosty Fest Snowman competition.Nick Yang, left, was honored with a look-alike snowman named “Nick Yang Star Student” by his friends Riya Patel, Caroline Ettinger-DeLong and Jane Moosbrugger at the Frosty Fest Snowman competition.
Adding finishing touches to their Tourist Snowman are, from left, Julia Piskun, Kaitlyn Haywood and Mackenzie Peters at the Frosty Fest Snowman competition.
Yian Xue, left, and Lara Lopez, of Potsdam, stand with their “classy unicorn” at Ives Park, Potsdam.
Standing dangerously close to their erupting volcano snow tree are Potsdam residents Amaro Felzensztein, Naomi and Sara Davidson, and Analia Amaya.