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Famlies enjoy second annual Snow Fest

Posted: January 22, 2014 - 12:16am
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Jack Keenan, 6, of Augusta, went down the slide for the first time at the Snow Fest.  MIKE ADAMS/SPECIAL
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Jack Keenan, 6, of Augusta, went down the slide for the first time at the Snow Fest.

Did you see the snow?

You did if you went to the second annual Snow Fest in Evans on Saturday.

Families crowded the 70-square-foot field of man-made snow at Evans Towne Center Park, which featured two snow slides – one being 7 feet tall and the other being 12 feet, according to organizer Joe Mullins.

The event also included various games for children, train rides, snowball throwing, snow sleds and vendors such as Barbara Doyle, who owns Doyle’s Candle Shop, a homemade soy candle maker who has been to many community events to sell her products and be a part of the community.

“I’ve been out to events out here before, actually, and I really enjoy them,” Doyle said. “I just love being a part of the community and meeting people.”

Another vendor, Niki Milford, who set up shop for her new business In a Pickle, said she was excited the county provided a great opportunity for vendors to mingle with people and also bring good exposure to local businesses.

Shonta Ramsey, a mother of two, said she was thrilled for her children to have a chance to experience the snow, because it rarely comes to Georgia, and all of the other fun activities.

“Actually, I heard about this a few days ago,” Ramsey said. “And when I heard that my children could play in snow and have a good time, I was all for it.”

Ramsey said events like the Snow Festival really benefit the community and everyone in it because it becomes a way for everyone to be sociable and a way for children to get out of the house and have fun on the weekends.

“Hopefully, this will be continued next year,” Ramsey said. “I can tell my kids are having a really great time right now and all the other kids are too.”

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