The Cuyahoga Falls Historical Society will meet Dec. 12 to discuss the history and local appeal of the towering snowman. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Archie The Snowman
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
After standing for decades in Chapel Hill Mall, Archie the Snowman was torn down in 2006; however, plans have called for the wintry giant to be resurrected by November.
They did it. Akron natives Tommy Uplinger and David Burkett were successful in convincing the City of Akron to rebuild Archie the Snowman by this November—just in time for the holidays. The pair – who organized the “Bring Archie Back” initiative in 2011 – have been in talks with Akron Deputy Mayor David Lieberth over the last month and received word on Wednesday that Archie would be provided a new home within the Lock 3 complex. “It’s a long time coming,” said Burkett. “It’s been six years since Archie was torn down at Chapel Hill. Through our Facebook page and campaign, I think the city realized the interest in reviving everyone’s favorite wintertime attraction.” According to Uplinger, the city will pay to rebuild the snowman; only this …