Dear Editor:

We have been keeping informed of our town via the News-Review and internet.

What wonderful news to hear that the ice castle is being constructed this season.

A huge thank you to the Eagle River Volunteer Fire Department and all the loyal townspeople that are helping with this magical feat.

What a tribute to Jack Thomas and the awesome community we so cherish.

We cannot wait to see the finished product, knowing it will be as breathtaking as previous years.

I have been sharing my home pride with my fellow residents in Florida that are in awe of not only the work conditions but the ice castle itself.

Thank you all again for allowing me to share what small community living is all about.

Mike and Kathy Fanning

Eagle River and Fort Myers, Fla.