Annual Ice Glow event to be held Saturday evening at Auburndale School Forest

Saturday from 5 - 9 p.m. at Auburndale School Forest
Published: Jan. 26, 2023 at 3:25 PM CST
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AUBURNDALE, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Auburndale High School FFA program will host its 2nd annual Ice Glow on Saturday, Jan. 28.

The event is held at the Auburndale School Forest, located at 10704 Park Ave. in Auburndale. The event is Saturday from 5-9 p.m.

The school forest’s mulch trails will be lined with more than 180 colorful, lit-up blocks of ice.

“We start freezing blocks of ice a week before. And we work on it year-round. So we have to plan for it. And then we have our middle schoolers help us and some of our high schoolers too. So this year, we added what’s called texture into our blocks and food coloring. So when it lights up, it shows it a lot. And it’s really cool,” said Sonya Merritt, Auburndale FFA chapter reporter.

She said set-up takes about 3 hours.

Allis Teska is the Auburndale FFA chapter vice president. She said anyone can attend. There’s no cost, but donations are appreciated. Proceeds/donations will go toward Sleep in Heavenly Peace. Sleep in Heavenly Peace works with groups to make beds for kids that don’t have one.

“They build beds for kids that don’t have it from ages 2 to 17. And their motto is that no child should sleep on the floor. Which I think is very important. And it roughly costs around $250 per bed,” said Teska.

The is no need to RSVP, anyone who would like to visit the ice glow can show up and walk through.