I am elated, finally after months of work on my part and two great people that I worked closely with:
Mary Morgan, Director of Parks, Recreation & Forestry.
Dean Bruss, AVP Commercial Banking National Bank of Commerce.
I have approval to build an ice sculpture on Barkers Island, Superior Wisconsin.
This idea of a winter attraction was originally launched through Dean Bruss's participation in the Douglas County Leadership Group.
Mary Morgan was instrumental in orchestrating all of what was needed to get this project successfully launched and approved by the City of Superior.
The Superior City Council approved the project by a vote 8 to 2. The city of Superior and the Tourist Development fund (TDF) will be financing this project. My contract will be for three years assuming I have a successful season.
I am truly grateful to the City of Superior and the TDF for giving me this opportunity.
Now it it’s up to me to show the great people of Superior that their efforts were not in vain.
Since last March I have been working on improving and introducing new technology to make these projects even greater.
In keeping with my main goals to create these projects bigger and better at every attempt, I intend to build an single ice wall at least 75 feet tall and 90 feet wide. Conditions in Superior are more favorable to projects of this nature so it may even be greater.
I am hoping with this project I will be able to gain international attention to the City of Superior and of course IcemanRoger.
I want to thank all who took time to appreciate these projects and the effort that goes into them.
It was truly my pleasure meeting and talking to people that have a genuine appreciation for our natural enviroment.
I am looking forward to next year when once again I can: “KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF”.