In a dramatic turn of events the cold queen of snow engulfed Chenango County with one of the most glorious and beautiful white blankets we have seen in years. As an appropriate response to such a magnificent and inspiring event two men sent to shovel a driveway decided to engineer and construct a snow temple to idolize this day. David Van Hoesen and Brandon Van Hoesen, father and son, respectively, began construction on the largest igloo they had ever attempted. The two man crew along with help from Sharon Van Hoesen, mother and wife, Beau Soltan, long time family friend, and brother Cody Van Hoesen built this snow temple over three days. Gathering views from spectators on the road and culminating their minds together along with grit, determination, and innovation David and Brandon Van Hoesen built an igloo standing 13 feet tall and 10 feet in diameter. An arced tunnel encompassing 10 feet in length, 3 feet wide, and 4 feet tall stood as the grand entrance to this temple. The monument to the snow queen took 11 hours spread over 3 days to complete. Upon completion the interior was adorned with inset candle holders to illuminate the structure, 4 chairs and a round table for the winter knights to sit, play cards, and drink hot cocoa.

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