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Mt. Horeb didn't let lack of snow stop them from annual tradition

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MT. HOREB (WKOW) -- The community of Mt. Horeb said a great goodbye to their bad experiences at the Scandihoovian Winter Fest.

Every year at the festival there's a sculpture burning. Normally it's made of snow, but this year they had to improvise, so they made Ansgar, their sculpture, out of wood. The name relates to the date of the festival.

"Merchant town, they called us up and said February 3rd, the name for that day is Ansgar, and it actually fits very well cause it was built that day," said Tim Killinger, a teacher. 

The burning comes from a Scandinavian tradition. It represents burning away your bad experiences from the previous year.

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