Kids Enjoy a Winter Holiday

1 decade 2 years 11 months ago Thursday, December 08 2005 Dec 8, 2005 Thursday, December 08, 2005 4:43:54 PM CST December 08, 2005 in News

Leia Tarbox and Marissa Stewart woke up to great news Thursday morning. School's out and that means sledding's in.

"I woke up and got all scared because I thought I was gonna be late for school," said Leia, a student at Mill Creek Elementary. "And then I looked out the window and it was snowing really hard." 

Kids gathered outside Mill Creek to enjoy the snow and sun.

"I've been sledding, that's pretty much all," said Marissa, a student at Gentry Middle School.

A night of heavy snow, with more in the making, meant the Columbia District had to shut down schools.

"I don't particularly care for school, so it's nice that we have school off today," Marissa explained.

Both students are in no hurry to return to classes.

"Tomorrow, we probably have to go back because the sun's coming out now. So it's melting the snow and the ice," Leia said.

The snow day could have been a chance for students to catch up on homework, but not Leia.

"Actually, we're going to see 'Lord of the Dance' tonight , so no catching up on homework tonight," she explained.

Columbia public schools are expected to be open Friday.

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