Making Objects, Creating Places: McCall Winter Carnival
"I think that's it," said Marilyn. "We should quit for the night." It was eleven o'clock. Most of us were still left: Marilyn Krahn, Karen Morris, Ron and Pauline Hines, Mark Bennett, Marley Wilcomb, Nancy Krahn, and myself. Nancy's husband, Dan, would stay for another half-hour to mist the snow sculpture with water from a garden hose one last time. We stood back, for perhaps the millionth time, to admire the seventy-foot snow sculpture of "Sharlie," the legendary monster of Idaho's Payette Lake. The sculpture would be judged at 8:00 AM the following day. The team would arrive a bit earlier-around seven o'clock, Nancy said, to file away any drips that had developed during the night, spray a bit more, and glaze any areas that had been missed. But for now, the night before the opening day of the McCall Winter Carnival, it was finished.
Gabbert, Lisa. “Making Objects, Creating Places: McCall Winter Carnival.” Folklore Forum 33/1&2 (2002):7–33.