Latest Snowzilla Stories

2008-12-31 10:20:57

Inspired by the 25-foot Snowzilla, the organizer of the Fur Rendezvous festival in Anchorage, Alaska, is planning to build his own giant snowman. Ernie Hall, the chairman of the festival board, told the Anchorage Daily News that he is not trying to compete with Billy Ray Powers, who has built Snowzilla for several years in his yard.

2008-12-27 16:26:27

A group of protesting snowmen carrying signs like Snowpeople have rights made a brief appearance at city hall in Anchorage, Alaska, this week. The 3-foot-high snowmen appeared Christmas Day, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

2008-12-24 14:05:10

The giant snowman an Anchorage, Alaska, man has created annually since 2005, has reappeared despite a city ban but he says he doesn't know who made it. Billy Powers told the Anchorage Daily News the 25-foot Snowzilla, complete with hat and carrot nose, went up in defiance of a stop-work order.

2008-12-22 14:47:32

City officials in Anchorage, Alaska, have deemed a family's annual tradition of building a 16-foot-tall snowman a safety hazard. The Powers family, who have been building the snowman -- known as Snowzilla -- in their Airport Heights neighborhood yard since 2005, said city code enforcers left cease-and-desist signs at the giant snowball that was to have formed the sculpture's base, the Anchorage Daily News reported Monday. The family's patriarch, Billy Powers, said only the base of the snowman...

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.