Michigan Technological University has the record for 3,700 students entering into a snowball fight. North Dakota has the record for 8,962 snow angels. And a town in Maine has built the largest snowman at 122 feet.
Those are formidable numbers. So if you have any suggestions (I can't wait for some of the answers) for entering into a serious record attempt, please let me know. Other than that, we are building a solid team of festival participants including the Roaming Buffaloes Outdoor Adventure Club, The Buffalo B-Team, Queen City Roller Girls' travel team - the Lake Effect Furies, Uncle Sam's Army Navy Outfitters squad has offered to head up the toboggan run, James is going to convert his Ice Creamcycles into pretzel carts, Frank Grillo is organizing a snow bike race, we have people heading up a chili cook-off, hot cider stands, Buffalo Barn Boards has offered to build giant teeter totters for the kids, and the list goes on.
We need people to: build igloos (college or university?), a snow maze, ice carvings... if you belong to a fraternity or sorority and want to get involved, please let me know. If you're in high school, get your fellow students involved with some of the activities - we need a lot of snowmen. Thanks to all of the suggestions we're looking into snow volleyball, an ice bar, a relay event, photo contest. We would love to have some fun prizes too! Our first big meeting should be coming up next week, so if you sent me an email get ready. If you want to get on-board send an email to Newell@BuffaloRising.com.
Of course this will all be taking place in conjunction with another big event held on February 27th and 28th. Click here for more festival details.