HANCOCK, Mich. (WLUC) - "All of winter carnival is kind of something that we are proud of, to just show the community what we can do," said Phi Kappa Tau member Ethan Brown.
Statue building for Michigan Tech's winter carnival is officially underway. This year's theme is Myths and Tales of the Past in Our Frigid Forecast.
"It captures quite a lot, there are a lot of different options. We knew that we were going to be able to get one of our top choices. There is a lot that you can play with in that kind of theme and a lot of mythical big things that you can do," said Brown.
Phi Kappa Tau is already halfway done making the forms for their large undertaking.
"This year is maybe a tad bit larger. We have a larger membership than we've had in the past so we kind of decided to go a little bit larger since we have the amount of people who can possible put more time and effort into it. I'm very confident that we can do very well. I'm not going to say that we will win but I believe in my brotherhood that we can pull off something good," said statue chairman Max Tollefson.
The team has only lost one statue contest in more than a decade.
"I think the location definitely helps, being right here next to our house as opposed to being on campus. The hill helps a lot with that aspect, kind of the visualization, the detail of the statue. And just the brotherhood and the work ethic. We don't make anyone come out and work. It is all voluntary. It is just kind of come out here, put work in and kind of show what we can do," said Brown.
Statue judging is February 8.