Knoxville's big snow means big fun

(WBIR-Lakeshore Park) The near six inches of snow dumped on Knoxvillemay be an annoyance for some. For others, it's more of a holiday.

"It's been really fun," Caroline Powell said from the top of a hill in Lakeshore Park in West Knoxville. "This is great snow for sledding and snowman building."

The park, where the former Lakeshore Institute is located, is arguably one of the biggest sledding areas when East Tennessee gets a rare snow fall. With this week's storm bringing more snow than Knoxville has seen since 1996, a cavalcade of kids and kids at heart went up and down the slick mini-trails.

"I've always been fearful of sledding so today I conquered by fears," Jennifer Long said.

If sledding is not your thing -- what about building a snowman?

That's what UT freshmen Holly Humberger and Jacob Ammons did near the Rock on campus. They had time to do it -- classes were cancelled Thursday.

"Rolling it over there, we rolled one ball and couldn't lift it, so these people helped us with it," Ammons said, pointing to other students who helped build a snowy Vol snow fan.

All in all, by the looks of our WBIR Facebook page, this was one day that'll be remembered for some time.


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