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Ice Sculptor To Headline Holiday Party

Renowned ice sculptor Bill Covitz, the owner of Ice Matters, will be bringing his frozen magic to the HealingNewtpown Holiday Party on Sunday, December 22. The event will be at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street, from 2 to 6 pm.

From 2 to 3:30, Mr Covitz will be creating a sculpture that will include doves and will celebrate world peace. A former chef who worked in fine dining restaurants throughout the United States specializing in French cuisine, Mr Covitz changed careers to ice carving in 1999. He now works in a 12 degree studio creating frozen masterpieces for country club, hotels and banquet facilities.

In 2006 he placed second in the world at World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska, and in 2009, returned to the National Ice Carving Association’s Nationals, placing second with his Praying Mantis

The Holiday Party, which is free of charge, is a BYO: bring your friends, family, food (all food items must be store bought) and drink (no alcohol, please).

The party will also include music by Ursaland, Quicksand Planet, and The NCC Carolers, performances by Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club, activities for children, arts tables, and weaving with Hanna Roehrs.

The celebration has been made possible through the generous support of Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC), Urgent Care of CT, Newtown Congregational Church, and myriad contributors to NCAC and HealingNewtown Through The Power of the Arts.

Registration is requested and can be done online at healingnewtown.org.

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