Muskegon will celebrate the ingeniousness of one of its own, winter outdoor recreation and public art in the downtown all in one event June 7.
Sherm Poppen is the inventor of the Snurfer and has been called the "father of snowboarding."
The Community Foundation for Muskegon County will unveil its “The Turning Point” sculpture at 477 W. Western across the street from the L.C. Walker Arena. With Muskegon’s latest public art work, artist Jason Dreweck honors Sherm Poppen – the inventor of the Snufer.
Speaking at the event will be chamber President Cindy Larsen, Muskegon Mayor Steve Warmington, Dreweck and Poppen.
With a water ski and a rope in 1965, Poppen created a winter recreational device that has been given him the title of “father of snowboarding.” For his life-long efforts in Muskegon, the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce will make Poppen its latest member of the Muskegon Business Hall of Fame.
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Click here to learn about the Chamber's Sushi Snurfertini Social (The official After Party of the induction)