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Ice Artists Completing Sculptures As Festival Begins

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(WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

(WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

PLYMOUTH (WWJ) – The electric chain saws were buzzing Friday as the annual ice festival got under way in downtown Plymouth’s Kellogg Park.

Reporting from the park, WWJ Newsradio 950’s Mike Campbell said it seemed like everybody checking out the frozen sculptures has a favorite.

“I really liked the piggy bank. The piggy bank was way cool. And he liked the bear brushing his teeth … he thought that was fun,” said one woman.

“I like the American flag over there … that’s first rate,” said a man.

A little girl said she liked the Statue of Liberty sculpture.

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Rob Parent with “Sun & Snow,” a downtown Plymouth sports shop, said the festival usually generates a lot of ski rental and sales business for them.  He said parents might want to let their kids try out a interactive demo.

“We’re co-sponsoring this cross-country ski area and winter fun area. For the kid we’re gonna be doing free cross-country lessons. They can come out and have some fun,” Parent said.

All 100 sculptures were expected to be completed Friday night and will remain on display through Sunday. Jan. 22.  The event officially opened at 3 p.m. Admission to the 2012 Plymouth Ice Festival in Kellogg Park is free.

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