After long wait, sledders hit the hills

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 January 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – There wasn’t enough snow to go sledding in December, and January got off to a slow start with snow accumulations.

But Sunday’s snowfall, about 4-5 inches, plus more today brought some hearty folks out to Bullard Park.

The top photo shows Adam DeVault of Holley with his daughter Grace, 3, preparing to head down the hill at Bullard.

The temperatures were only in the teens, with driving wind, but DeVault welcomed the chance to play in the snow.

Cousins Tessa DeValut, 9, (standing) and Kylie Cary, 4, of Holley reach the bottom of the hill.

Tessa DeVault tries to block the fierce winds as she climbs the hill.

Jonghyeon Lee, 20, of South Korea has been interning the past 8 months at Intergrow Greenhouses in Gaines. Lee said he has been eagerly waiting for snow so he could try skiing.

Tessa DeVault makes her way up the hill and Jonghyeon Lee is headed down. Temperatures were only in the teens at about 1 p.m.

The snow and wind created near whiteout conditions. This photo was taken of Adam DeVault and his family at the base of the hill.