Saturday, January 30, 2010


Today Jim and I and Becky and Barry headed to downtown Chambersburg and ICEFEST 2010. It was FRIGID! Dressed in layers and feeling like a stuffed sausage, we made our way through crowds of people to look at the amazing ice sculptures throughout the downtown. One of our stops was the Tuscarora Mountain Winery. Notice their unique ice sculpture that fit so perfectly with their business. Notice that Jim and I are drinking HOT coffee! Man was it cold! We did buy a few bottles of their wine, too!
Barry and Jim posed outside of Lyon's Menswear where this gigantic frothy tankard of beer was located. Little kids who walked by said, "Look at the giant glass of root beer!" We knew better.
Becky and I couldn't resist this two seater that made our tushies even colder!
Barry can only wish! Sigh!
Miss Ocean Lover had to take a ride on this icy dolphin perched outside of
F & M Bank.
There were so many more sculptures than in years past, all beautiful. We have made it a tradition to attend ICEFEST each year and really enjoy it. They even had a forty foot ice slide beside Gartenberg Jewelers. No, none of us slid down the slide; there were too many kids waiting in line. It was also great to see downtown just bursting with people. The shops were crowded, people were buying everything from candy to jewelry to food to unique gift items, and everyone was having so much fun, in spite of the cold temperatures. It even snowed about an hour or so while we were there, which just added to the atmosphere. Bravo to everyone involved in ICEFEST!
Other News :
*I had my one month weigh in yesterday and have lost exactly ten pounds since the first of January! Woo Hoo! I can now feel it in some of my clothes, so this is one New Year's resolution that is right on track! I received some other good news in the mail today.
*In 2006 I was a presenter at the Sixth Holocaust Education Conference at Seton Hill University in Greenburg, PA near Pittsburg. I was asked to submit a paper on my presentation and it was accepted and published as part of "Selected Conference Proceedings" from the conference. The publication was distributed at this year's conference, which I was unable to attend. So, I just received a copy of the book, Emerging Issues in Holocaust Education, today. My seven page section is entitled, "Integrating Project-Based Learning into Holocaust Curricula." It was a real thrill to see this in print.


  1. Looks like you all had fun! We didn't see some of those sculptures tonight . . . must have been on side streets.

    Congrats on the publication and the 10 pounds!

  2. You're on a roll! Go you! Ice fest was FREEZING, but fun!