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Crystal creations come to life at Lock 3

1/17/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Kathleen Folkerth

Photos: Lew Stamp
DOWNTOWN AKRON — Members of The University of Akron Garde Manger Club spent the weekend sharpening up their ice-carving skills at Lock 3 Park.

Richard Alford, assistant professor emeritus, is shown in the photo at right middle, at left, as he directs team members as they position one of the 300-pound blocks of ice to be used in carving on Jan. 13.

Former culinary art student Andrew Zamagis is shown at right top, at left, as he works on a piece while Aaron French, 6, observes closely.

A chainsaw makes quick work of carving, as shown at right bottom.

The team, which is preparing for winter competitions, can be seen again this weekend at the Frozen River Festival in Cuyahoga Falls, which will take place today, Jan. 18, from 6 to 9 p.m., Jan. 19 from 2 to 9 p.m. and Jan. 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Falls River Square.

— By Kathleen Folkerth

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