Fire and Ice Festival brings chili, ice sculptures, and fire-dancers

GOSHEN, Ind. — Goshen downtown First Friday's Annual Winter Bash, The Fire and Ice Festival, brought in record attendance to help kick off the new year. 

Hundreds gathered to view ice carvers work their magic on 300-pound blocks of ice at different spots throughout downtown.

Fire dancers began working stages on side streets at 5 p.m., dazzling audiences with their fiery craft.

The Window Inc., a food pantry downtown, hosted a chili donation event, which brought on nostalgia for the original fire in Fire and Ice Festival, which was a chili cook-off.

All donations from the chili event went right back to The Window, which serves more than 900 families each month in the fight against food insecurity.

The Window chili meal was hosted by the Maple City Ice Bowl, a disc golf organization set to hold a disc golf event at Ox Bow County Park on Saturday for the same cause.

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