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MTU Winter Carnival Snow Creatures Glow
Friday, February 8, 2008

by Michaeleen O'Sullivan, UPfirst feature writer
Photos by Todd Carter, UPfirst photographer

Houghton, Michigan--Massive snow and ice creatures crafted by MTU students glowed, glistened and shined Thursday during Winter Carnival at Michigan Technological University in Houghton.

"Frightful Creatures with Chilling Features" snow statue building ended Thursday morning at 8:00 am.  Results were posted at 8:12 pm Thursday at WLUC TV6 online.

Hundreds of fans strolled through MTU campus Thursday flashing cameras and enjoying the tremendous sculptures.  Student groups create the giant snow statues to a particular theme each year during MTU Winter Carnival.

MTU Winter Carnival 2008
"Frightful Creatures with Chilling Features"
UPfirst.com Snow Statue Favorites

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by Delta Sigma Phi
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"Ice Ain't Afraid of Snow Ghost"

by Tau Kappa Epsilon
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"Frankenstein's Creature from Long Ago Comes Alive Again in Snow!!!!"

by Alpha Gamma Delta
1st Place Women's Groups - Month Long



Winter Carnival Sleigh rides on MTU campus Thursday

View overlooking MTU and Mont Ripley in background

Take the trek to MTU's Winter Carnival in Houghton now while the enormous snow creatures stand tall!

Don't miss Einerlei about 10 minutes east of Houghton in Chassell on US 41 South.  This sophisticated shop features regional art, apparel, cookbooks, home decor, garden, and much more.  The Einerlei experience--with its 4,500 square feet of colorful shopping space--is a must stop on the Marquette to Houghton trip.

For a look inside Einerlei, visit "On the Drive from Hancock to Marquette," UPfirst Natural Fridays!

Visit Einerlei Online

Einerlei, Chassell, Michigan

Enjoy Filet Mignon, Prime Rib, great appetizers and more, at Pilgrim River Steakhouse on US 41 South, Houghton. 

The atmosphere is a perfect blend of elegant and rustic.  Don't miss the blazing fireplace in the beautiful two-tiered lounge.  Another fireplace warms one of two large dining rooms.  Try the homemade breaded cauliflowers.

Pilgrim River Steakhouse, US 41 South, Houghton, MI

WLUC TV6 MTU Winter Carnival Snow Statue Results
Thursday, February 7, 2008 8:12 pm

MTU Winter Carnival Web Site including photos and results

2nd Place Residence Halls

It was a perfect day Thursday for fun in the snow, about 20 degrees and sunny.  Great work on the mighty snow statues, MTU!  Thanks for the great show!

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Upper Peninsula rated #6
on Weather Channel's
Top 10 List of Winter Family Getaways

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of Winter Family Getaways:

UP Winter Wonderland Visual

Pilgrim River Steakhouse Lounge, US 41, Houghton


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