Sledding through the storm

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All the snow and all the wind whipping through could not stop people in Rochester from making the most out the stormy weather today. Cobb’s Hill saw tons of sledding, naturally. Yet, some had some alternative forms of downhill transport, with some interesting “do it yourself” creations. 

Dwayne Ponder paid ten dollars at Goodwill for a snowboard, and he was testing out his abilities, wiping out here and there, but loving it. “Everybody was complaining about a storm coming, and I had my snow board ready and I said I’m catching the first snow flake that falls. I’m ready.”

Alan Powell also had a snowboard….sort of. “I took a skateboard here and took the wheels off,” says Powell. 

One woman in a large group had a large piece of cardboard she was using to go down the slopes with, adding, “Yeah, I didn’t have a sled, so, I wasn’t going to try and go to the store, so it was D-I-Y.”

Those at the Hill felt like they could finally flex their sledding muscles, because this storm finally dumped enough of the white stuff to get moving, exclaiming this is the first real major snowfall of the season. “Get out and get moving” was a common theme. 

On getting out of the house, one young woman says, “It’s so important. I just turned 19, and this is like the ‘funnest’ thing to do.”

Hank Elliot, 17, who was snow shoeing with his father, and perhaps ahead of his time says, “Hey! If you haven’t gotten out today, you should not enough people get out anymore!”

Tomorrow is supposed to be bitterly cold, but with it being a holiday, Martin Luther King Day, expect people to be out at Cobb’s Hill in full force sledding, snowboarding and maybe even “cardboarding”.

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