Hi there. My name is Sadie Urban and I'm the events coordinator at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve (KVR), an 8,569 acre tract of land located between the villages of La Farge and Ontario in southwestern Wisconsin. Every January we hold an awesome winter festival with skating, sledding, skiing, archery, snow sculpture, ice cave hikes, chain saw carving, birds of prey presentation, face painting, horse-drawn bobsled rides, snowshoe exhibit & hike, dog sled race, weight pull, and mutt race, horse-drawn tours and snow cave. The local Lions Club hosts an annual chili and bread contest for the public. We also hold an auction of art produced in the Kickapoo Valley to raise money for our education program. What a great line-up, right? One thing I've always wanted to offer is a snow sculpture slide. We have a very small budget for Winter Festival and we like to keep it free to the public since we're located in one of the poorest areas in Wisconsin. The kids would really get a kick out of sliding down a sculpture in their lightening fast snowsuits. I hope you will seriously consider funding a lightening fast snow slide for the 2012 Kickapoo Valley Reserve Winter Festival on January 7th, which draws over 600 people (a lot for our rural community). Thanks for your time.
Funded by Boston, MA (November 2011)