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Winners Declared in Snowman Contest

(La Porte, IN) - A snowman that looked like a famous cartoon character received high honors

in a contest in La Porte over the weekend.  The Poulos family formed Snoopy, the beagle from the Charlie Brown cartoon series, out of the fresh wet snow.  Their snowman won in the category “Best of Snow."   


Mayor Tom Dermody, who was among the judges in the contest during the Winterfest activities, complimented everyone for their snowman creations.  “The weather played out great.  I think all of them showed some craftsmanship, some creativity and a lot of family fun,” he said.


Ejila Poulos said he, his son and daughter along with his two nephews created the Snoopy character.  Poulos said it took about two hours to make the snowman using primarily snow shovels and their hands.  His 11-year old daughter, Hayley, said they were thrilled to having a winning snowman in the contest.  "We started jumping.  We were screaming.  We were all pretty excited," she said. 


The McKiel family won first place, overall, for their snowman which looked like the doll Raggedy Ann.

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