New Winter Carnival suncatcher event debuts this year

New suncatcher event debuts this year

A new Winter Carnival event that will showcase ice suncatchers is debuting this year.

Local business owner Diane Miller, of Prescription Sewing, is inviting the community to participate, make their own suncatchers and show off their artistic talent. The participant whose entry garners the most votes and wins the “People’s Choice Award” will win $100.

Suncatchers are simple to make using large, colorful ice cubes formed in a cake plan. A video link of how to make a suncatcher is posted at saranaclakewintercarnival.com. Allowing for creativity, anything can be added to individualize an entry. Organizers ask that items used are not something to become trash as they melt — no Rubik’s cubes, paper, plastics. Suncatcher entries are limited to 12 inches round, or square as necessary. All entries will receive a number and zip ties will be provided for hanging.

There will be three categories of entries, including professional artist, general public and children ages 16 and under. Anyone interested in participating is asked to register their entries in advance through the Winter Carnival website and deliver their suncatcher to the area to the left of the Ice Palace on Feb. 4 between the hours of 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Participants should register at least a week in advance to allow time for organizers to gather materials to hang all the entries. The winner of the $100 cash prize sponsored by Prescription Sewing will be announced on Feb. 16.

The deadline to submit an entry is Feb. 4 to be considered for the Peoples Choice Award.


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