Title

Making Objects, Creating Places: McCall Winter Carnival

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Folklore Forum

Volume

33

Issue

1&2

Publication Date

2002

First Page

7

Last Page

33

Abstract

"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.

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