Full of firsts: All day First Friday holds snowman making competition


March 7, 2020

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Axel Hollenbeck, 8, Ironwood, thinks carefully about where to apply another packing of snow on the snowman he is building on top of a large snowbank at Depot Park. He is one of more than 20 area youth who participated in the First Friday snowman contest at Depot Park, sponsored by the Ironwood Masonic Lodge No. 389.


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IRONWOOD - There were a lot of firsts for the March First Friday events in downtown Ironwood.

It was the first all-day First Friday rather than limiting the activities until evening hours. It was also the first snowman building contest for the kids over at Depot Park.

Around 35 kids worked separately or in groups on more than 20 snow building projects at Depot Park, said Jeff Nielsen, of the event sponsor Ironwood Masonic Lodge No. 389.

"It was a suggestion and we just decided to run with it," Nielsen said. "It's for the kids to get them out...

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