Rare snow event in Prattville brings out fun seekers

Horses at Rocky Mount Bed and Breakfast - Photo by Marc Parker

Prattville – The white flakes rarely seen in this part of the country began falling early this morning in Prattville.

By noon the Fountain City was a blanket of white as the snow had accumulated to a couple of inches on the ground.

At Cooters Pond, a group of young people decided to take advantage of the uncommon sight and go snowboarding. Sisters Holly and Laura Whitaker came with their significant others and family canine, Cade, a chocolate Labrador Retriever.

Holly and Laura Whitaker at Cooters Pond - Photo by Marc Parker

“We are so excited that we have a snow day,” said Laura, an employee of the State of Alabama Industrial Relations.

Her sister, Holly, a future schoolteacher and intern at Prattville Intermediate School, heartily agreed, and exclaimed that they were looking forward to sliding down the hills.

Parker Go, Jennifer Go, Aaron Siegler, and Abby Bounyalith standing by their masterpiece - Photo by Marc Parker

Snowboarding wasn’t the only activity today as snowmen were being built all over the city and snowballs were being thrown by the young and the young at heart. It was indeed a day of enjoying this rare weather phenomenon to the fullest.

A light snow mist was still falling at about 4:00 PM, with a temperature at 34, a little above freezing. Snow is expected to fall into the early evening hours.

Article by Melissa Parker

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