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Zehnder's 17th Annual Snowfest in Frankenmuth Comes To A Close

Beautiful Weather Brings Hundreds To Frankenmuth For Final Day Of Snowfest

January 27, 2008       Leave a Comment
By: MyBayCity Staff

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"The Thinker" is displayed in front of Zehnder's of Frankenmuth
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For the past 17 years, Zehnder's of Frankenmuth has showcased the popular Snowfest event. Featuring International and United States snow carving, the State of Michigan snow sculpting competition, professional ice carving and U.S. National Collegiate Carving, Frankenmuth has something for everyone to enjoy this time of year!

First place winner of the State of Michigan snow sculpting competition
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Snowfest 2008 had many highlights including Christian Family Night, Country Night, Oldies Day, children's activities such as a petting zoo, hot air balloon rides and a spectacular fireworks display!

The crowd begins to converge behind Zehnder's headed for a fabulous day in Frankenmuth!
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"We have had a spectacular turnout this year for our festivities. We are so delighted with the weather today. It is a very festive day with a wonderful atmosphere.", said Ron Ross, Corporate Director of Engineering for Zehnder's.

Cathy Rousseau, Business Development Consultant and Vickie Boesnecker, Employee Wellness Administrator from Covenant Healthcare enjoy the festivities
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Coldest brew of the year!
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"Friends of Snowfest"
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One of the proud sponsors of this wondrous event
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Advertising in ice!
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On behalf of SMILE FM, would like to clarify that the correct frequency for the Tri-Cities is 88.3, WEJC.
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Sponsored by the Michigan Apple Committee, Pioneer Sugar and WSGW, the 3rd annual Apple Pie Contest was a "smashing" success. The winner will represent Michigan at the National Pie Contest in Florida in April 2008. This years 1st place winner was Fred Burns from Sparta MI featuring "My Father's Apple Pie".

Snowfest goers gather at the "famous" Tiffany's for a bite to eat
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Bavarian Inn proudly displays the "new" way to cook a chicken, The Poultry Pal
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New this year to the Snowfest event was the Dueling Piano Luncheon held on Thursday January 24th. Guests enjoyed the Dueling Piano entertainment and the famous Zehnder's 2-piece chicken dinner. Other musical guests for the event included The Sauce Cats, CEYX and the Rich Eddy Band.

CEYX entertains the crowd
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Sunday, the last main day of Snowfest 2008 brought out the sunshine and hundreds of Snowfest lovers to view the finished snow and ice sculptures. The horse driven carriage rides were many on this bright and sunny day. The Frankenmuth Jaycee's sponsored the ever popular "Frozen Chicken Bowling" competition which was in full swing Sunday afternoon.

Patrons enjoyed carriage rides consistently throughout the delightful day!
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The crowd shuffles into Frankenmuth Sunday morning to view the ice and snow sculptures
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Bavarian Inn employees enjoy working in the mild climate delivering fresh handmade pretzels to those in the wings waiting
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Hundreds showed up for the final day of events
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"Conan Bavarian"
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Monday, January 28th, Frankenmuth will be a "buzz" once again for the 16th annual Chef's Hot Food Competition & Tasting event, "Blackbeard's Bounty". Held from 6-9p.m., a Caribbean quest for culinary gold will be featuring Curried Goat, Jerk Chicken, Squid, Frisee, Barbacoa, Pirates Fish Stew and Whole Roasted Pig.

Snow sculptures captured the eyes of many
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The polar bear snow sculptures even enjoyed the weather this fine day and look forward to coming back for 2009!
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