Snowmen get their day in the sun

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 March 2014 at 12:00 am

Today was a great day for building snowmen. There were quite a few in front yards in Orleans County.

The snow-bombing Saturday night, followed by temperatures above freezing today, made it ideal to create the icy creatures.

Orleans Hub readers shared photos of their snowmen. The snowman on top was made in Albion by Kurt and Cathy Schmitt, Adam Burlison, his cousins Ryan and Grant, Lindsey Mann and Katie Mann.

Cathy Schmitt also sent in this photo of the group’s snow bunny. They ran out of eyes.

Carrie Kozody in Medina shared this picture of a snowman made by her husband Brian and their daughters. Kozody said the snowman didn’t hold up well as the temperatures went up later in the afternoon. “Winter takes a final bow,” she said, with hope that spring weather will soon arrive.

It will on Monday when temperatures hit a high of 50, followed by a high of 62 on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Kyle VanAmeron made this snowman of a rocker in Albion. The badminton racket is a guitar and Kyle gave the snowman some funky hair.

The Bentley family in Albion created a snowwoman and a snowman. Janie Bentley sent in this photo of “SnowElle Bentley,” siblings Elle Bentley and Owen Bentley, and “SnowMcOwen.”

A Medina family made a lineup of snowmen on Mill Road. Theresa Gobeli sent in this picture. She made the snowmen with her mother, three cousins and two aunts. Seven kids under age 12 also joined in the fun.

The Rivers family in Albion also made a snowman. He fell over around 4 p.m. and needed some reinforcing. Tom Rivers took the photo.