The Mount Holly Fire & Ice Committee in 2021, nearly a year into the pandemic, hosted a social-distancing-friendly ice exhibit on the traditional Fire & Ice ‘last Saturday’ in January (January 30, 2021). Due to State restrictions and Township regulations it wasn’t possible to offer any of the usual events and activities such as vendors, dog sleds, the chili contest, and much else.
So no Fire, but plenty of Ice!!!
Instead we had ice carvings spread throughout town allowing for plenty of social distancing to keep everyone safe. Visitors sauntered throughout Mount Holly enjoying the artistry of ice carvings, being outdoors in clear crisp weather, and visiting Mount Holly’s shops and restaurants. Everyoe wore masks and stayed safe – but we did indeed manage to hold the Fire and Ice Festival 2021, teh Ice Sculpture Exihibion.
Why did we make such an effort to beat back the pandemic and fill the town with beautiful Ice Sculptures? Because, in 2020 we lost a guiding-light member of the Fire and Ice Festival committee, Mr. Robert “Rocky” D’Entremont. Also known as ‘Mr. Fire and Ice’ himself. After 27 years, under Rocky’s guidance the Mount Holly Fire and Ice Festival has never missed a single year. We weren’t about to let that happen this year, no matter what.