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Hundreds of kids hit the hills on the snow day

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By: Sabrina Ahmed 

Hundreds of kids gathered at Holmes Lake for their snow day.  No one worried about making up school work.  They were more concerned about getting air as they flew down the hill.

"That was awesome!" One boy said as he got to the bottom.

They used anything from plastic bags to, what they called, the fastest sled on the hill.

The kids were thrilled to finally have a reason to break out the winter gear and have the day off, even if winter vacation is now only one school day away.

"A lot of things with friends you can't do on a normal day because you have homework and that stuff and you can have fun with snow and the sled," Kelly McKeegan said. 

"That we can go sledding and not have to go to school," and "having a fun snow day," was on the minds of the Gokie family.

Last year, LPS kids went the whole year without a snow day.  This year, when they found out about the day, they were so excited they broke into victory dances.

Regardless of how happy they were to be out there, some of them were calling it a day early because it was just so cold.

"My fingers and ears are like really cold but I guess it's worth it because it's a lot of fun," Gracie said.

As the end of the day quickly approached, many of the kids had their eyes on the next prize: Christmas.

"I just like all the Christmas lights and just getting into Christmas spirit with presents and music and I just like the Christmas season," Eric and Gracie said.

They wanted to wish everyone out there a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

But sledding wasn't the only thing these kids were doing.  Some woke up as late as noon, spent the day watching movies and drinking hot chocolate.  All the kids were determined not to waste a minute.

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