CREATING A FROZEN MASTERPIECE: Ice sculptors carve works of art

Eric Pfaff, of Lewis Center, Ohio, begins carving what would become the winning ice sculpture at the 7th Annual Fire & Ice Winterfest, which was held Saturday and Sunday in downtown Columbia City.Brisk temperatures and clear skies made for the perfect scenario for the festival. Pfaff also won people’s choice and mayor’s choice.Pfaff was stationed at the northwest corner of Courthouse Square midday on Saturday, using an electric-powered chain saw to begin his creation, which was a sculpture of a bear and a bull.