Tecumseh’s twelfth annual Ice Sculpture Pageant wrapped up on Sunday and COVID-19 was not going to freeze their plans.
TECUMSEH, Mich. — The Downtown Tecumseh Ice Sculpture Pageant is a staple on this small southeast Michigan group, that brings individuals from close to and much.
“You see a variety of Cleveland Brown stuff, you see a variety of Ohio State stuff coming by means of city in order that’s lots of people coming from, not right here usually,” mentioned Tecumseh Brewing Firm’s co-founder Kyle DeWitt.
For native households, it is the right occasion to see buddies and spend time collectively whereas remaining socially distant.
“I felt fairly excited simply to do one thing exterior and get the children out to work together and stuff,” mentioned native, Andrea Allen.
Allen introduced her household for the primary time to see the sculptures and to get out of the home to do one thing.
However for companies within the downtown space, this occasion means a lot greater than spending time collectively.
“Simply doing curbside or on-line hasn’t labored lots for me,” mentioned Vikki Riddle, SpecialTee Prints & Pets proprietor. “However having individuals with the ability to truly are available in has made an enormous distinction. I had the very best day that I’ve ever had yesterday.”
Riddle says 2020 was powerful for her enterprise which has solely been open for a 12 months.
The spike in prospects is one thing the outlets and eating places have not seen shortly.
DeWitt says the gang of individuals is a welcome change.
“It is good to see an inflow, it is good to get our crew again coping with ‘the stress check’ so to talk. Finally, after we do get again open, again to regular, days like this are serving to us get equipped for that,” mentioned DeWitt.
Each say they hope this weekend’s ice pageant is an indication that this 12 months might be higher for enterprise.