Brookfield Ice Harvest Is A Tradition That Lives On
It was a beautiful, blue-bird day, with a high of about 10 degrees Fahrenheit. A couple dozen hearty souls braved the cold and came to the ice harvest, stayed through the BBQ, and watched Joan Neely's Siberian huskies run.
At the end of the day, folks were treated to an impromptu capella performance by Bill, Jeff, Eric, and Erica Fellinger by the fire inside Lotus Lake's meeting room.
The entire day felt like an extended family gathering with grandparents, kids, and grandchildren all over the property said Jaime Sipperly who is the program director at Lotus Lake.
The ice was in pristine condition due to the rain a couple weeks ago, he said. “It has wonderful smooth surface that was perfect for ice harvesting and for fun games of boot hockey!”
“We apologize to any of you who missed Al Wilder's ice harvesting demo. We'd like thank everyone who helped make this event happen, especially the Lotus Lake Discovery Center board, Al Wilder, and Joan Neely,” Mr. Cipperly said.
Of course anyone who missed the fun will have a chance to do it all over again next year, Mr. Cipperly added.