The warming weather and washed away snow did not hinder children enjoying the Saturday afternoon at McKinley Park, Peru.
Ice lay on top of the favorite sledding hill, but snow ran all the way down. Kids sledded down the hill with great enthusiasm, sometimes wiping out or bumping into a friend on the way down. No matter what, the kids laughed it off and ran up the hill to try it again.
“There is enough ice and snow on the hills yet to keep the kids going,” said Ray Zborowski from the Peru park and recreational commission which sponsored the event. “They’re having a good time.”
The Peru Community Family Fun Day offered sledding, free hot dogs and hot chocolate which were donated by local businesses. Ice skating also was supposed to be offered but was suspended due to the warm weather making the rink very mushy.
Zborowski said the event was the first of its kind in Peru and was done in hopes to encourage families to come out and enjoy the winter. Another family event will be held at night sometime in February, and Zborowski hopes ice skating can take place then.
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