Residents Enjoy Snowy Saturday

By: Venton D. Blandin
By: Venton D. Blandin

Saturday, February 11, 2006

With the snow coverage comes some advisories from officials to stay off roads unless it's absolutely necessary, but as we all know-- some folks will disregard the advice.

Some people will go about their every day lives regardless of the weather. Though, many men and women have been working hard from the Charlottesville Department of Public Works Command Center, Charlottesville's Newsplex caught up with a couple people doing their own thing. One person was having a little fun, and another was taking care of necessities.

"Nothing because of the snow. I mean it doesn't really hinder me, or bother me making me want to go buy extra supplies, or what-not," said Mark Hershley, a shopper at a local grocery store.

There are many others just like Mark Hershley who take their chances with old man winter. Whether because of work, fun, or the need to get the necessities.

"I just need to run normal errands. I needed shampoo, or whatever. I felt like I had to come out and get it done today," said Hershley.

Unlike Mark, there were some who decided to have fun at Booker T. Washington Park, by sledding.

"It's really fun. I'm just out with my friends having a good time on a Saturday, said Allie Breininger who was sledding at the park.

There was so much fun sledding from the top of the hill it was distracting. So distracting, Alli almost knocked over the Newsplex camera.

"Sorry about that. We tried to bail out before we hit you. It was really fun because when you with two people it's faster," said Breininger.

Still, somehow those in the path of a moving sled, always seem to go even faster.

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