After a nation-wide search, Buzzy the Mosquito has been named the official mascot of the Ely 2016 Summer Olympics. The public voted on a winner during the annual Ely Greenstone Art Show & Sale.
Minnesota resident Anthony Buckner, who lived in Ely years back and attended Vermillion Community College, drew Buzzy. “It was the first thing that came to mind when I heard the Ely 2016 committee was in search of a mascot,” said Buckner. “We used to joke that the mosquitoes up there were so big they drove cars and wore sneakers.”
Here’s to hoping the whole world gets bit by Buzzy!