CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Some Chambersburg business officials are hoping it gets cold this winter. Really cold.
"I'm hoping it's close to zero degrees," said Paul Cullinane, executive director of Downtown Chambersburg Inc.
That's because Downtown Chambersburg and the Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts are planning an ice festival for the last few days of January, and frigid temperatures are a must.
While the groups are still hammering out the details, they plan to line Main Street from Memorial Square to West Washington Street with 14 ice sculptures during a four-day period at the end of January and into February, Cullinane said.
"Anything your imagination can conjure up, they can do in ice," he said. "They are incredible."
The groups are working with the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in State College, Pa., to pull off the event. They expect some of the dozen 3-foot ice blocks and two larger ones will be carved in advance and brought in on refrigerated trucks, while others will be carved on site.