LSSU Students Celebrate Spring With Annual Snowman Burning

It signifies the arrival of spring.

But the annual event was actually delayed one day this year because of the weather.

Today at noon, Lake Superior State incinerated a snowman on their campus in Sault Ste. Marie.

Several hundred people were there for the ceremonial burning.
The 12-foot snowman is made of wood and wire, and stuffed with paper.
This year, the creators of the snowman named him Polar Vortex.
Today's event also included a ceremonial passing of the torch from the university's retiring President Tony McLain, to his successor Thomas Pleger.