Family builds 30-foot snowman in Orem backyard
Published: January 11, 2013 12:02PM
Updated: January 11, 2013 11:05AM
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Family members, from left, Tanner Roeller, Taylor Madsen, Harvey Gardner, Darlene Gardner, Preston Madsen, and Devere Gardner, stand for a portrait next to a 30-foot snowman that the family created during the holidays in Orem on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/The Daily Herald, James Roh)

A chilly new resident has rolled into one Utah neighborhood.

Family members say they made the most of a weeklong snowstorm to build a 30-foot snowman in the backyard of Harvey and Darlene Gardner’s home in Orem.

Todd Roeller tells the Daily Herald he, his three sons, and their cousins spend a week roaming the neighborhood clearing parking lots and sidewalks to gather snow.

They say they called in a high-rise forklift to finish off the top of the snowman, which is wearing a painted refrigerator box as a hat and a massive felt scarf.

The newspaper reports the snowman construction crew members have left for home or college, but plenty of visitors have been stopping by the Gardners’ house to take pictures of the creation.