There is a new face among the residents of Steubenville Nutcracker Village who has arrived a bit earlier than the others. This colorful fellow was created and donated by Scott Campbell of M&M True Value Hardware and his crew of Sean Campbell, Annie Campbell, Walt Winski, Bob Staten, Rickey Flynn and Jerri Slovinski.
This nutcracker looks a bit different from the rest and he is certainly far heftier (weighing in at 300 pounds!). He is made of a tree trunk and is solid wood. He also has a unique ability …he can sing! His mouth moves as he serenades you when you insert a donation and is sure to be a delight for young and old alike.
However, there is a mystery surrounding our new friend. He arrived without a name!
And there doesn’t seem to be a consensus on what he should be called.
So, we are inviting the public to submit names for the ‘new guy’ and the person whose submission is chosen will win a 2017 Collector’s Edition Nutcracker. If more than one person has chosen the selected name, the winner then will be chosen in a random drawing.
Come in to the Fort Steuben Visitor Center to see and listen to our new friend and decide what you think his name should be. There will be a form to complete and a receptacle in which to place your choice at the front desk.
The winning name will be announced the day of the Sights and Sounds of Christmas: Nutcracker Magic 2017 Christmas Parade.
If you want your selection to be considered it must be submitted by November 30th at 4:00pm.