How many snowmen can our community build? We’ll find out during “A Snow Day with the United Way.” Build a snowman with the United Way of Northwest Michigan, based in Traverse City, will not only give people a reason to get outside but will also help raise awareness one snowman at a time.

A Snow Day with the United Way snowman building contest will run through Friday, March 5.

People wishing to participate should build a snowman that incorporates the “Live United” slogan. Ten random entrees will be awarded a $10 Wilderness Crossing gift certificate.  A grand prize of a $100 gift certificate to Wilderness Crossing will be awarded to the builder of the most creative snowman.

To enter submit a picture of your snowman to the United Way through Facebook or email them to  Entrees will be received until midnight on Friday, March 5. Help remind the community to Live United and have some fun with A Snow Day with the United Way. The entrees will be posted on the United Way Facebook page and on our website

The United Way of Northwest Michigan seeks to efficiently raise and effectively distribute both financial and volunteer resources to support community determined initiatives that improve the lives of community members in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties. Information about the United Way can be obtained through their website or by contacting them directly by either calling 231.947.3200 or emailing