2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
November 5, 2019 - Introduced by Representative Vos. Referred to Committee on
AR17,1,2 1Relating to: recognizing the city of Burlington as the annual host of the Wisconsin
2State Ice Carving Competition.
AR17,1,53 Whereas, Wisconsin attracts tourists with its changing seasons, and provides
4opportunities for exploration of our great landscapes, countless festivals, and rich
5state heritage; and
AR17,1,86 Whereas, one of the great festivals in our state, ChocolateFest, has taken place
7in the city of Burlington since 1987 and has coined the city as Chocolate City, U.S.A.;
AR17,1,139 Whereas, ChocolateFest began more than 30 years ago and has been
10successfully run solely by volunteers from its beginning. The community is the heart
11of the city of Burlington, which makes it no surprise that the city, with citizens whose
12way of life is defined by giving to others, would be chosen as the home of the
13Wisconsin State Ice Carving Competition; and
AR17,2,214 Whereas, WinterFun, Inc. is the governing body of the U.S. National Snow
15Sculpting Competition and in 2017, Executive Director Don Berg and Burlington

1Mayor Jeannie Hefty met as the city was under consideration to annually host the
2Wisconsin State Ice Carving Competition; and
AR17,2,53 Whereas, in January 2018, the city of Burlington was proclaimed the host for
4the Wisconsin State Ice Carving Competition and in December 2018, it held this
5annual event; and
AR17,2,126 Whereas, winter is a wonderful time of year in Wisconsin with outdoor
7adventures to accommodate a wide array of individual interests. From “The
8Snowmobile Capital of the World” in Eagle River, which is home to the International
9Snowmobile Hall of Fame, to the Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race and the Ice Caves
10in Bayfield, to the home of North America's largest cross-country ski race, the
11American Birkebeiner, in Hayward; Wisconsin is the place to enjoy all that winter
12has to offer; and
AR17,2,1413 Whereas, the Burlington Ice Festival is another hallmark Wisconsin winter
14travel destination that delivers fun for all ages; now, therefore, be it
AR17,2,18 15Resolved by the assembly, That the members of the Wisconsin State
16Assembly do hereby recognize the city of Burlington as the annual host of the
17Wisconsin State Ice Carving Competition and for the commitment the city has shown
18in promoting this great Wisconsin winter event.
AR17,2,1919 (End)