Michigan Family Builds 13-Foot Snowman, Wisconsin Family Says ‘Hold My Beer’
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A family in Michigan got to enjoy about 15 minutes of fame after building a 13-foot snowman. Locals in Holland loved it, and they even got some press (see the first video below) from a Grand Rapids TV station.
A Wisconsin family then said, "Hold my beer." They didn't actually say it because they were too busy building a giant snowman of their own - one that measures more than 40 feet tall.
Holland, Michigan Snowman is Still Pretty Impressive
Jeffrey Schlaack is a professional landscaper who lives in West Michigan. He tells WZZM-TV he built the monster snowman to brighten his family's spirits after losing his father to COVID-19 last month. He also did it in honor of his two-year-old daughter Sadie.
Would You Like to Supersize That?
What's cooler than a 13-foot snowman? A snowman that's more than three its size. A family in Wisconsin has built a snowman that is a staggering 44 feet tall if you factor in the giant's 4-foot tophat.
Craig Carlson and his sons used snow they plowed from local business' lots and construction equipment to pack the snow into the snowman's wooden frame.
This is No Ordinary Snowman
The Carlson family's snowman has a pipe made from a five-gallon bucket and arms made from actual trees. It took three and a half days to build and its base measures 53 feet around.
"I don’t really consider it work because it’s just a really fun thing to do," Carlson’s son Hunter tells Fox 9 in the video below.