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December 26, 2012

Residents make the most of a snow day

Some opt for outdoor adventures around town.

The weather outside was frightful Wednesday, but for a few brave souls, it was fittingly delightful.

As the inches of snow piled up on the streets and 30 mph gusts swirled around, most people in Kokomo sought refuge indoors. But for the more adventurous, the weather was cause to get out of the house.

Father and daughter David Heckman and Gina Zachman took to the streets on cross-country skis. In about 5 inches of snow, the two were heading to Highland Park in search of some hills. Zachman, who lives in Colorado, said the exercise is a great way to get away.

“Just try to escape a little,” she said.

Unfortunately, Heckman said, the snow conditions weren’t ideal for the activity.

“It’s really sticking,” he said. “But we ski here whenever we can.”

He said last year’s snow-scarce weather didn’t allow for any skiing. But as others balked at the wind and snow, he found the weather much more pleasant.

“This is not nearly as bad as they say it is,” he said.

As Heckman and Zachman trudged through the snow, kids began to gather near the Kokomo Country Club golf course for other snowy activities. Zach Cavazos, Alex Nelson and Braxton Lawhead were sledding at a small hill near Nelson’s grandmother’s house. They said they’d been looking forward to the winter’s first snow.

“This is what we do when it snows,” Cavazos said.

After sledding, the boys began a snowball fight. With snow in their ears, boots and jackets, they said they planned to get out of the cold soon.

“After this, we’ll go to [Alex’s] grandma’s house and drink some hot chocolate,” Cavazos said.

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