by Heidi L. Everett
A warm-weather meltdown followed by a sprinkling of snow were a nice mix for St. Joseph’s first Snowfest.
The week kicked off with a medallion hunt. Clues were shared on the City of St. Joseph website every morning starting Feb. 22. By the fifth clue, the medallion was found hidden on top of one of the posts supporting the softball field concession stand. The hunt was a family affair, and several gift certificates from local businesses went to Bruno, Ann and Ruben Theisen.
Approximately a dozen people showed up for what turned out to be a moonlight hike through Millstream Park Feb. 27. Two days of above-40 temperatures eliminated the need for snowshoes, but the campfire raged on.
“Everybody stuck around for quite a while around the campfire for s’mores,” said Recreation Director John Anderson.
Then, the overnight snow gave a fresh coat of powder for an afternoon of sledding at Memorial Park Feb. 28.
“The sledding hill was just really busy with kids and families, which was fun to watch,” Anderson said. “A lot of hot chocolate was made, and a lot of hot chocolate was drunk.”
The Park and Recreation Board would like to thank the following sponsors of Snowfest: St Joseph Meat Market, Resurrection Lutheran Church, Precise Plumbing and Heating, Lee’s Ace Hardware, Stearns Bank, Bruno Press, Sliced and Bad Habit Brewing Co.