WAUSAU - Some of us just shovel snow, but three sculptors are turning it into a work of art.
Team USA Snow Sculptors are back for their 24th Snow Magic at the Woodson Art Museum in Wausau.
This year's sculpture is based off the museum's exhibition of magic themed artwork.
"They always choose a theme that relates to artwork on view, and in this case it's not based on a particular specific artwork, but more illustrating the theme of magic and the magic of snow sculpture and of artwork in general," says the museum's marketing and communications manager Amy Beck.
The sculptors are working all weekend long to finish the project by Sunday. The team has been together for almost 30 years.
"This is one of our regular stops each year, and they always treat us really well," says snow sculptor Mike Martino. "We enjoy the people coming out and talking to us. And this year we've got just wonderful conditions. This is great temperatures, perfect snow. They packed a really good block for us so it's really great."
They'll turn the snow into a rabbit emerging out of a hat to fit the museum's magical theme.
Visitors can see the sculpturing process through Sunday.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
RHINELANDER - A scoop of frozen custard goes down pretty well on a humid day like the Northwoods saw Friday. Rhinelander's Associated Bank made grabbing a scoop an easy way to help others.
Culver's set up a mobile custard stand outside the new bank building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Oneida Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty cents from every $2.50 cup sold went to Associated Bank's Children's Miracle Network fund.
The bank is hoping to raise $500 through its fundraisers for CMN this month.
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