The Doghouse Days of Summer
Charles Schulz, the creator of the Peanuts Cartoons and
Comics, was a native of St. Paul, MN. After his death Peanuts statues have
been auctioned off every year and the money goes to an art school for future
comic writers. He has had many other things named after his creations such
as Camp Snoopy in the Mall of America also in MN. Camp Snoopy is a smaller
version of a Valley Fair or Six Flags theme park where the kids can go and ride
on all sorts of rides. It is completely indoors, visitors should
definitely check it out if they are anywhere near Bloomington, MN.
In the Doghouse Days of Summer the people get to make their
own Peanuts statue. This time it is a statue of Snoopy's doghouse with his
bird partner Woodstock and the winner gets a $500 Best Buy gift card along with
some other prizes. Their creations are judged by some of the artists in
residence. There are 104 statues being made in total and the artists have
about 1 week to do it in. In the previous years statues of other characters have
been painted. In 2000, 101 Snoopy statues were painted, 2001, 102 Charlie
Brown statues, 2002, 103 Lucy Van Pelt Statues, and in 2003, 92 Linus statues.
They are saying that this year is the last year for painting statues, but they
may come back.
For more info visit
or call (651) 291-5608.
* St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 19, 2004
Doghouse Days of Summer 2004
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