Kauffman Park Friends Snow Sculpting Contest Melts Away

There was plenty of snow for this year’s Kauffman Park Friends Snow Sculpting Contest! Fourteen artists braved below normal temperatures this winter to build eight spectacular sculptures. Individuals, families, teams, businesses and organizations were invited to participate by sculpting snow creations in the park and submitting photos of their work. The first ten artists enjoyed hot beverages compliments of The Root Café and each artist was eligible for a raffle drawing. Prizes included tickets to an upcoming show at Beck Center for the Arts and extra large pizzas from Roman Fountain.

Lakewood designer, Deb Riddle and Lakewood artist, Jill Milenski judged the entries submitted in three categories.

The Best Individual sculpture award went to Bridget Jablonski for her colorful pony “Rainbow Dash.” The Best Family sculpture award went to The Banfield Family for their “Snow Lion” with its grassy mane and the Best Team sculpture award went to fourth graders, Julia Kompier and Rosie Lipka for their blue spotted “Snow Leopard.”  Other sculptures included “Snow Car,” “Snow Kitty, “Sam the Snowman,” “Snow Octopus” and “Snow Hugs.” You can view them all at kauffmanparkfriends.org.

Thank you to The Root Café, Beck Center for the Arts and Roman Fountain Pizza for their generous donations, to Adkins Printing, LakewoodAlive, Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, Lakewood Public Library, Lakewood YMCA and The Lakewood Observer for promotional support, to judges Deb Riddle and Jill Milenski and to all of the participants. 

Meg Ostrowski

Kauffman Park Friends is committed to working with the City of Lakewood to revitalize Kauffman Park.

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 7:10 AM, 04.01.2015