CIRCLEVILLE – At the corner of Pickaway and East High Street in Circleville stands an 8 foot tall square snowman. The square snowman is made from PVC pipe, laundry bags and 1000 twinkle lights. The creator John “Dink” Weaver PR coordinator of the Girl Scouts for the Logan Valley district said, “I wanted to have materials that would be ok in the weather. The hat actually has mesh black window screen, it itself took several days to complete. I had several blueprints sketched out first, then went shopping. The three-way elbows are the hardest thing to find on the snowman build.”
“Ive had people ask me to make them one. Its not a cheap build, it cost me about 250 dollars. I started with the present boxes and then moved onto the larger project square snowman last year. Anyone can go the store and buy something I wanted something unique,” said Weaver.
Weaver has created a few of his holiday decor to light up his lawn during Christmas time. The family has a few names for the snowman they call it Frosty the Square Snowman and Q-bert.
“We had a anonymous person stop here and leave us a card thanking us for decorating for the season. That really touched us, I don’t know who did it but it made it worthwhile. I started decorating and creating my own decor because of my daughter RyAnn Weaver. I am planning another project possibly a igloo and penguin,” said Weaver.
“We go to the Milk Jug House set up every year. That creativity is what inspired me to do this. I feel that doing this gives back to the community.”