Statue Bulking

Joshua Vissers/Daily Mining Gazette

Phi Kappa Tau members are in the “bulking” phase of building their Winter Carnival statue on Quincy Street in Hancock. On top of the highest wall are Zach Tibbits (left) and Jake Jones. On the bottom are (left to right) Braeton Ardell, Seth Olson, Cam Miller, Ryan Lester, Trevor Krygier and Alex “Yukon” Oliver. The wooden forms are packed with snow and water to make them freeze solid, which allows them to built up to three stories tall. “Spending time with my fraternity brothers and the comraderie that comes along with working hard towards a common goal is the most worthwhile part of building the statue,” Oliver said.