Snow hammers Marysville | SLIDESHOW

MARYSVILLE — The three-day weekend for Martin Luther King Jr. Day turned into a full week’s worth of snow-days for many Marysville residents, but even as the snow finally stopped falling and started melting on Friday, Jan. 20, the snow-covered hills of Jennings Park still attracted their share of kids and parents alike who were glad to have the day off.

“It’s about time we had some snow,” said Rafael Valenzuela, who slid down the slopes on an inner-tube with his 7-year-old daughter Grace. “It’s nice to be able to get outside and have fun like this without having to go all the way to the mountains.”

Pedro Rodriguez not only brought his own three children out to sled down the hills, but also five other kids to whom he’s an uncle.

“They’re always wishing for snow,” Rodriguez said on Jan. 20, as what had been snowfall turned into a warmer, wetter precipitation. “Of course, now that we’re here, it’s going to start raining,” he laughed. “It’s beautiful, though. I’ve got nothing bad to say about it.”

Siblings Jared, Kelsey and Alissa Edge had already ventured out into the snow in Strawberry Fields on Thursday, Jan. 19, but they much preferred the small “bump” at the bottom of the one hill in Jennings Park, which they attempted to use as a mini-ramp, even as it complicated some of their already difficult attempts at group-sledding maneuvers.

“I love this jump,” said Kelsey Edge, 10. “We’ve tried to line up a couple of times when we go down the hill, but it doesn’t work too well,” she giggled.

“Enjoy the snow while you’ve still got it,” said Jared Edge, 12.


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