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    The 2019 Carvivores team includes, from left, Serena Sanborn, Cathy Thompson and Amanda Bolduc.

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    Amanda Bolduc, right, takes a break from carving an 8-foot-tall snow sculpture in February 2018 in Waterville to help Toby Olsen, 13, left, and Lucas Drillen, 11, both of Readfield. The two friends were among a dozen people who participated in snow sculpting in Castonguay Square. The Maine Carvivores plan to hold another snow sculpting session with the public on Feb. 16.

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    Amanda Bolduc, left, and her mother, Cathy Thompson, right, discuss the tools they use to sculpt snow; while Chris Thompson, center, tends to the sculpture in February 2018 on Castonguay Square. The Maine Carvivores will hold another snow sculpting session with the public on Feb. 16.

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    Amanda Bolduc and her mother, Cathy Thompson, created "Fish Out of Water" on a warm February 2018 day in Castonguay Square in Waterville. The Maine Carvivores plan to hold another snow sculpting session with the public on Feb. 16.

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    Amanda Bolduc, of Skowhegan, and her team of Cathy Thompson, of Madison, and artist Paul Warren, of Boston, placed fifth in 2015 at the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, for this giant sculpture, "Crying Wolf — Sheep for Brains."

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    Amanda Bolduc, of Skowhegan, and her team of Cathy Thompson, of Madison, and artist Paul Warren, of Boston, placed fifth in 2015 at the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, for this giant sculpture, "Crying Wolf — Sheep for Brains."

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    The snow sculpture "Crying Wolf — Sheep for Brains," created by Paul Warren, Amanda Bolduc and Cathy Thompson, won fifth place in the U.S. Nationals for Snow Sculpting in 2016.

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    The 2019 Carvivores team includes Serena Sanborn, from left, Cathy Thompson and Amanda Bolduc.

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    A side view of "Hello, Can You Tell Me the Way to the Heart?" The sculpture won third place and the People's Choice award in 2017.

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    Amanda perches atop the 8-foot-by-9-foot cylinder of snow from which the Maine team would bring forth their People's Choice winning sculpture "Hello, Can You Tell Me the Way to the Heart?"

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    Amanda Bolduc prepares tools she and her teammates use to sculpt snow into works of fleeting art. They include wallpaper scrapers, pruning saws, horse curry combs, ice augers, files, wallboard knives, wood chisels, gardening tools, ice chippers, floor shavers and rough sandpaper.

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    The Carvivores — from left, Amanda Bolduc, Serena Sanborn and Cathy Thompson — work with clay, modeling ideas for their sculpture "Prevailing Wings," which Thompson describes as "a big archangel overpowering a demon. It's good versus evil."

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    Cathy Thompson, left, and Serena Sanborn are members of the team The Carvivores, who will represent Maine in the U.S. Nationals for Snow Sculpting next month in Wisconsin. The women pose with an image of their "Hello, Can You Tell Me the Way to the Heart?" sculpture.

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