Kauffman Park Friends Claims Responsibility For Record Low Snowfall

Snow Puppy

After our 2011 "Afternoon in the Park Winter Event" (which was to include a snow sculpting contest) came up short of the white stuff, Kauffman Park Friends (KPF) decided to try again this winter. Determined to beat the odds, we opted to run this year’s Snow Sculpting Contest over several weeks increasing the likelihood of snow and opportunities for interested artists.

Four families braved sub-freezing temperatures to participate in the contest during the only weekend in January with adequate snow. The results inspired many to start planning their creations with anticipation of the next “big” snow. KPF extended the deadline with expectancy. You know the rest, record low snowfall and spring-like weather throughout February. It seems the only chance of insuring snow before the end of the season is to wrap up our effort and start planning for 2013.

Congratulations to all of the artists in The Banfield, Kompier, Pagsuyoin and Williams Families! All artists will enjoy a hot beverage, compliments of The Root Café and be entered into a raffle drawing. Prizes include tickets to The Beck Center for the Arts Youth Theater’s production of Willy Wonka, May 4-6 & 11-13, a Gift Certificate for programming through Lakewood Recreation Department and Gift Cards from local businesses.

KPF would like to thank Lakewood Public Library, Lakewood Recreation Department, LakewoodAlive and The Lakewood Observer for their support and promotional assistance and Curry Copy Center, The Root Café, The Beck Center for the Arts and Lakewood Recreation Department for their donations.

Now, let it snow?

Kauffman Park Friends is a group of Lakewood residents committed to the revitalization of this centrally located park.

Meg Ostrowski


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