NISSWA -- The snow goddesses must have been looking down favorably on the Nisswa Jaycees last week, dumping almost a foot of powdery snow just in time for the Nisswa Winter Jubilee's snow sculpture contest.
The surfing theme of the Jubilee this year was "Everybody's Gone Nisswa ... Nisswa, U.S.A."
Winners of the snow sculpture contest were the Ganley family, first place for the surfer in a wave sculpture; the Wallin family, for a beach scene that featured a snow woman in a bikini; and the Echo Publishing crew, third place, for a menacing snow shark.
The Ganley family won first place in the Nisswa Winter Jubilee snow sculpture contest with their sculpture that featured a life-like snow surfer.
The winning snow sculptures for the children's contest were the octopus, first place; computer, second place; and the surfing turtle, third place.
Mild temperatures provided a warm backdrop for the Nisswa Winter Jubilee parade Saturday as families lined Main Street in Nisswa to watch the annual event. Grand marshals were the Dullum brothers, Jim, Paul and Ted Dullum. Their parents opened Martin's gas station in Nisswa in 1927 and also opened Die Bierstube and ran Nisswa Marine.
Parade winners were the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church youth group float, first place; Studio By Design, second place; and the wave float entered by Ted Dullum, third place.
A young boy is all smiles after climbing inside the mouth of a snow shark at the Nisswa Winter Jubilee on Saturday. The menacing shark, created by the Echo Publishing crew, won third place in the snow sculpture contest.
The wood-splitting event was canceled but other events, including the children's medallion hunt and mini-Jubilee and antique snowmobile race, were held Saturday.
The Nisswa Winter Jubilee is hosted by the Nisswa Jaycees.
Ted (left), Paul and Jim Dullum wave from a boat in the Nisswa Winter Jubilee parade Saturday. The brothers served as grand marshals for the annual parade.
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