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Friday, December 27, 2002

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Frosty the Snowman came to life this Christmas.

Jason Short started on his frigid friend when the fresh falling snow began accumulating Tuesday evening. He completed the 12-foot polar patron Christmas morning, topping him off with a black trash can hat.

Jason, a Northview High School junior, had to get a little creative. After he built the base of the snowman, he sprayed it with water to make it stronger as it froze.

Using a six foot ladder, Jason was able to complete most of Frosty's mid section. When he could reach no higher, Jason got help from his friend, Robbie Miller, and his eight foot ladder.

The glacial Goliath appeared animated when Jason added the final touches. He used the caps of spray paint cans for buttons. Rakes became Frosty's arms. A shiny red apple became a cute little nose. The radiant smile came from red Christmas bulbs and the eyes were black, spray painted CDs.

Jason's mother, Gina Short, said, "He likes to do things big and he really likes making snowmen. He's a very creative guy. Jason was very happy when he completed his snowman," Gina continued. "And he loves for people to see his work."

The snowman can be seen on the Short's front lawn at 2109 W. SR 340.



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