2012 Contest Winners

Here are the winners of the 2012 Ice Festival Contests:

2012 Photo Contest Winners

  • 1st Place: Stacy Niedzwiecki – photo on a wine bottle for a year – Rogue River Winery
  • 2nd Place: Melissa Mulder – gift basket with prizes/gift certificates from Rockford area merchants – Dam Dogs, Polly’s Passion chocolates, Reds, Kimberly’s, Paper Doll, A Charmed Life … Nail Salon, Sweet Tooth, Sassy Pants, and Grill One Eleven 

2012 Scavenger Hunt Winners

  • First Prize: Caitlyn Annis – Winter getaway at the Greenville AmericInn
    (donated by Rockford resident and owner, Michael Moyle)
  • Runner Up: Mary Brown – gift basket with prizes from Dam Dogs, Rudy Kazoodys, Reds, Great Northern Trading Co., JT Stitchery, A Charmed Life Nail Salon, Sweet Tooth, Sassy Pants, and Grill One Eleven

2012 Scavenger Hunt Answers

The answers were as follows:

Welcome to Rockford – #12 – City of Rockford Golf Hole
Michigan’s best map – #25/31/33 – JT Stitchery, Sage & Roses, Vitales MI mitten
You are here!  – #41 – Reds on the River deck Ice Festival logo
Catch the spirit. Make it happen.  – #16 –West Michigan Sports Commission baseball catcher
Rockford’s famous hot dog – #36 – Corner Bar hot dog man
From Sawmill to City power source – #1 – City of Rockford DDA water wheel
Lighting it U.P. – #10 – High Point Electric mini Mackinaw Bridge to the U.P.
World’s best ice festival – #20 – Creative Concepts Ice Festival trophy
An epic fairy – #21 – Epic Coffee House Irish Ice Fairy
Spruce up your scape — #32 – Turfs R Us
A snowman’s face — #23 – Grill One Eleven/Marinades Snowman
Arizona’s favorite fire in ice – #2 – Reds on the River Phoenix Bird
Art in the park – #5 – Rockford Area Arts Commission Ice Stage
Paws off my package! — #22 or #26 – Great Northern Trading Co./Kimberly’s – bear cubs
Keeping it safe in the man cave – #11 – Lipe Industrial Services safe flooring golf hole/garage
Power play protection – #14/15 – The Gremel Group and Glenn Morris & Assoc. insurance hockey player
World’s biggest and best dessert – #4 – D&W Fresh Market ice cream sundae
Pretty pampering polish – #17 A Charmed Life Nail Salon
Feeling chipper in a hard hat — #8 – Cannonsburg Wood Products “construction” beaver
Find your home sweet home — #27 – Maghielse & Co. Real Estate “sold” home
A package worth fighting for! – #22 or #26 – Great Northern Trading Co./Kimberly’s – bear cubs
An out of this  world angel – #35 – WT International angel
Interest that will WOW you – #28 Mercantile Bank 3% interest
A perfect river view – #30 – Riverview Products logo on the Rogue River dam bridge
Save a penny; ride a horse – #29 – Meijer Sandy the horse
Help us strengthen our youth – #34 – YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Strong Kids/cocoa
Bob the builder’s best friend – #13 – Rowland Excavating Bull Dozer
Merrell’s mountain – #40 – Wolverine World Wide mountain with Merrell boot carving demo
Breaking up a cub contest (Sunday) – Rockford Chamber and HEART of Rockford Business Assoc. mama bear carving demo on Sunday
Herman’s hot pot – #38 – Herman’s Boy coffee pot carving demo
Girls getting their Jade on – #24 – Jade Mother and daughters shopping
Pretty in pink penguin – #3 – Trendwell Energy Happy Feet penguin skating on pink ice – Komen pink ribbon
A fire pit for year round fun – #6 – Katerberg VerHage landscaping golf hole with fire pit
No Chef  Boy-R-Dee – #7 – Valley City Linen chef
Keeping your car looking hot – #18/19 – Cedar Springs Tire and  MCU Body Shop car
Kids feel lucky to play here – # 9 – Wee Folk Rockford Childcare Center golf hole

2012 Best Golf Hole Design

  • 1st Prize – High Point Electric – $100 Reds gift card  — Mini Mackinaw Bridge
  • Runner Up – Lipe Industrial Services – $50 gift card – Safe garage flooring
  • Third Place – Tie for Wee Folk Childcare Center Shamrock, Katerberg Verhage Fire pit, Rowland Excavating Bulldozer

People’s Choice for Best Sculpture

  • First Place – Reds Phoenix bird carving
  • Second Place – Trendwell Energy Happy Feet Penguin
  • Third Place – City of Rockford DDA Water Wheel
  • Fourth Place – Tie with JT Stitchery/Sage & Roses/Vitales MI mitten and The Gremel Group/Glenn Morris & Associates hockey player ice game
  • Fifth Place – Tie with WT International angel, Rockford Chamber/HEART of Rockford Business Association Mama Bear carving

People’s Choice for Reds Chili –

  • First Place – Michigan Mild
  • Second Place – Moroccan Lamb
  • Third Place – White Bean

Guess the Melt Dates

Individual sponsors will contact winners