Antiques and antics

Games add spice to snowmobile show

The 16th annual Western Ride-In antique and vintage snowmobile, sell and swap will have a little extra to offer this year.

Wyman's Living History Ranch and Museum, located a mile east of Craig on U.S. Highway 40, hosts the event this year in conjunction with Wyman's Wacky Winter Festival, a day of winter sports, food and a professional ice sculptor.

"The whole family can come and enjoy a fun day in the snow," museum employee Nicky Boulger said.

About 200 people attended the event last year, Boulger said, and she hopes to double that number this year.

Boulger said registration for the day's events, which include a sled-building contest and race, runner sled relay races, snowman-building contest, and if the weather permits, broom ball, starts at 10 a.m.

The museum has Spree Bucks for the top two winners of the cardboard sled contest and T-shirts and trophies for the other events' winners.

The Craig Chamber of Commerce will sell chili, while the O.P. Bar and Grill will be out selling food. Proceeds will be donated to the museum to build Clyde the Elk a new fence.

Crafters of the museum's Pag--oda store will sell tickets for a drawing that also will go to the elk's benefit.

Jeff DeJong, of Salt Lake City, who has sculpted ice for 24 years, will sculpt for attendees throughout the day.

Chainsaws, Dremmels and sanders are some of the tools DeJong uses to create the statues. One piece takes him from 45 minutes to an hour.

"It's going to be fun," DeJong said.

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