Local Kids Enjoy Snow Day

7 years 11 months 4 days ago Tuesday, January 11 2011 Jan 11, 2011 Tuesday, January 11, 2011 6:36:58 PM CST January 11, 2011 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia public schools canceled all classes for Tuesday, giving youngsters the day off. By early afternoon, Stephens Lake Park was jam packed with families taking advantage of the snow.

All the kids at the park said they planned to spend the day sledding on the hill. They all seemed thrilled to be out of school, and nine-year-old Anna Stringer said she did a happy dance as soon as she found out about the snow day.

While sledding seemed to be the most popular activity, some kids got creative. CJ Slaughter used a sled as a make-shift snowboard. He was out with his mother and a friend.

With the kids at home, some parents took the day off as well. One Columbia dad said although it was cold out, he was simply happy to be off work and with his children.

Stephens Lake Park has two sledding hills and is open all day to the public.

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