Snowy falls through the ice |

Snowy falls through the ice

Jill Beathard
Snowmass Sun
This clock was attached to the metal sculpture of Snowy the mammoth before it was set on a frozen pond in Snowmass Village and stopped when it fell through the melting ice at 2:35:40 p.m. on March 18. Part of the Mammoth Meltdown fundraiser for Snowmass Rotary, donors bought tickets guessing the exact time and date that Snowy would fall through.
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Just as she might have done hundreds of thousands of years ago, Snowy the Mammoth has fallen in a pond in Snowmass Village.

A metal sculpture of a mammoth was placed on the ice on one of the ponds at the Snowmass Club golf course in February for the Mammoth Meltdown, a fundraiser for Snowmass Rotary. Donors bought tickets to submit guesses as to when Snowy would fall through the melting ice, which she did at 2:35:40 p.m. on March 18.

The three winners with the closest guesses all chose March 18 as the date. The winners are Jim Pomey, with first and second place, who submitted guesses of 1:47 p.m. and 3:35 p.m.. Rotary member Randy Woods came in third with a guess of 12:03 p.m.

The winners receive their prizes at the Rotary Club’s meeting on April 1. The first place prize is $1,000.

Proceeds from the Mammoth Meltdown and the Rotary Club’s other fundraisers benefit local and international nonprofits. Over the last fiscal year, the club has donated $28,000 to local charities, $13,400 to international nonprofits and $11,000 to educational programs in the valley, including providing dictionaries for Basalt fifth-graders and scholarships for Basalt High School graduates who go to technical school.

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