LaPorte kicks off Winter Fest with Ice Sculpture display - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

LaPorte kicks off Winter Fest with Ice Sculpture display

Posted: Updated:

LaPorte is celebrating their icy weather this week with their annual Winter Fest.  On Friday, artists worked on dozens of ice sculptures in the city's downtown.  The sculptures lined the streets outside local shops, and were actually sponsored by local businesses and organizations.

"Enjoy the downtown. Shop local businesses," President of the LaPorte Chamber of Commerce Michael Seitz said. "That's what we want from the downtown ice sculptures."

Seitz hoped the cold temperatures would not keep people from seeing the attractions. He added that he and the LaPorte Mayor, Blair Milo, enjoyed a laugh about how long the ice sculptures would be available for viewing.

"The sculptures will probably be here until May," Seitz said.

Sculptures were worked out in front of local stores along Lincoln Way, State Street and Jefferson Avenue.  Teresa Hadden was one of the sculptors and also the only woman carving Friday evening.  

"I hope they [visitors] enjoy the artwork and the fun personalities of all the carvers and just have a really good time and enjoy the lovely town of LaPorte."

WinterFest continues throughout the week, featuring fitness activities, carriage rides, an ice fishing derby and much more.  The festival wraps up Saturday, February 1 with the Ice Fishing Derby.

For a complete list of events, including prices and times, go to the City of LaPorte website by following this link.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Tips to protect yourself after multiple cases of credit card fraud in Mishawaka

    Tips to protect yourself after multiple cases of credit card fraud in Mishawaka

    Police say someone has been stealing debit and credit card information then going on shopping sprees at businesses in Mishawaka, Elkhart, Plymouth, and South Bend. As police work to solve the string of ID-thefts, there are some things you can do to protect yourself from fraud. Francisco Za Vala woke up sunday morning to a call from his credit card company. They asked if he had made $750 worth of purchases in Elkhart. He hadn't. He says someone stole his card information.More >>
    Police say someone has been stealing debit and credit card information then going on shopping sprees at businesses in Mishawaka, Elkhart, Plymouth, and South Bend. As police work to solve the string of ID-thefts, there are some things you can do to protect yourself from fraud. Francisco Za Vala woke up sunday morning to a call from his credit card company. They asked if he had made $750 worth of purchases in Elkhart. He hadn't. He says someone stole his card information.More >>
  • Fatal motorcycle accident on US 20 in Elkhart

    Fatal motorcycle accident on US 20 in Elkhart

    A 42 year old Elkhart man was pronounced dead at the scene of a motorcycle accident Sunday just before 11 AM. The motorcycle driver was driving his Harley Davidson eastbound on US 20, when he crossed the center line near CO RD 13. He collided with a vehicle traveling west.Police reports say witnesses suggested the man may have been driving around 70-80 miles per hour. He was found not wearing a helmet. The driver of the car had only minor scrapes as injuries. The Elkhart County Crash Investig...More >>
    A 42 year old Elkhart man was pronounced dead at the scene of a motorcycle accident Sunday just before 11 AM. The motorcycle driver was driving his Harley Davidson eastbound on US 20, when he crossed the center line near CO RD 13. He collided with a vehicle traveling west.Police reports say witnesses suggested the man may have been driving around 70-80 miles per hour. He was found not wearing a helmet. The driver of the car had only minor scrapes as injuries. The Elkhart County Crash Investig...More >>
  • Shots fired at a residential area in South Bend

    Shots fired at a residential area in South Bend

    South Bend Police are reporting of a shooting at the 2400 block of W. Fredrickson Street. The police say no one was shot but shots were fired. The incident is under investigation. Police are currently on the scene. FOX28 has a crew on the way and will provide more information when it becomes available.More >>
    South Bend Police are reporting of a shooting at the 2400 block of W. Fredrickson Street. The police say no one was shot but shots were fired. The incident is under investigation. Police are currently on the scene. FOX28 has a crew on the way and will provide more information when it becomes available.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

WSJV-TV FOX 28
58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267
Email: fox28news@fox28.com

All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.