Our Turn: Snow Day celebration!
On the evening of Feb. 28 a big snowstorm began, and many people were talking about how school might be cancelled the next day. In the morning my mom woke us up to tell us we were having a snow day! I looked out the window after I woke up for the second time, and my first thought was “Too much snow!” It turns out about 20 inches of snow fell in that storm.
Then I went online to talk to my friends about the snow, and the majority of them were saying they couldn’t even open their doors. There were also other people talking about how they had to shovel out their cars, even though the Sheriff’s Department was telling everyone not to go anywhere unless they actually had to. I don’t even understand where anyone would go; almost everything was closed. So I sat inside all day, watching movies, drawing and reading. All day there were people complaining about the snow that just kept falling.
The people on the news were talking about and showing pictures of the snow too. In fact I saw a picture on the news website showing the downtown area, with the courthouse being barely visible because of how much snow was falling at the time that they took the picture. Finally around I think 4 p.m., the snow stopped, and people on my block started going outside to shovel their sidewalks. My family didn’t actually shovel our driveway until the next day.
At school on Thursday we had to shovel for Operation Clean-up, and it was a lot more work because of the amount of snow that had fallen. If you aren’t familiar with what Operation Clean-up is; it is when we have groups of students assigned to different houses. These aren’t just any houses; these people we shovel for are usually elderly, and they are unable to do it without assistance. So out of our kindness, and since we need to have a specific amount of community service hours by the end of the year, we help them out by shoveling their sidewalks, porches and driveways. We shoveled quite a bit of snow that day.
The snow total for this year was 75. 7 inches, including the snow that fell on the 28th. I am sure this will be a snowstorm that we will remember for a long time.