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Sometimes, even the best ideas can use some fine tuning to become even better the next time around. The Sedalia Parks Department’s Snowball Drop is one of those ideas.
Local children will still have a chance to race across the fields of Clover Dell Park for the Sedalia Parks and Recreation Department’s Snowball Hunt, which was rescheduled to March 6 after poor weather conditions postponed the initial event.
With a potential for gloomy conditions this weekend, people planning on participating in the Sedalia Parks Department’s Snowball Hunt are encouraged to call the department’s hot line before heading out Saturday to ensure it is not canceled.
Looking like the start of the Oklahoma land rush, kids divided into three age groups take off at the sound of an air horn to find the prize pingpong balls Saturday at the second annual Snowball Drop at Clover Dell Park. The event was sponsored by the Sedalia Parks and Recreation Department.
Not understanding what the event was all about and both her hands holding a pingpong ball, Madeline Sumner, 13 months, stuffs one in her mouth, perhaps to see what the fuss is all about.
Raegan Belsha, 7, collects pingpong balls at Saturday's event hosted by the Sedalia Parks and Recreation Department at Clover Dell Park.
Four-year-old Cole Hoehns waited at the edge of the field Saturday at Clover Dell Park as a small airplane swooped low overhead, releasing a flurry of some 6,000 pingpong balls.
FILE PHOTO: The kids and adults swarmed the southwest soccer field at Clover Dell Park like a cloud of locust, picking it clean of Ping-Pong balls in minutes during the Snowball Drop in 2009. pic slug: 2-8-09 snowball frenzy
Cloudy weather Saturday forced the Sedalia Parks Department to postpone the Snowball Hunt at Clover Dell Park.
By Emily Jarrett
Looking like the start of the Oklahoma land rush, kids divided into three age groups take off at the sound of an air horn to find the prize pingpong balls at the second annual Snowball Drop in 2010 at Clover Dell Park. The event was sponsored by the Sedalia Parks and Recreation Department.
Even though this week has felt like spring, there’s a certainty of snow predicted for this Saturday. Fortunately, it’s not the kind of snow that piles up.
They just couldn’t wait.
The Snowball Drop problem is a reflection of our city and society as a whole. Greed and disrespect are sometimes taught to our children in place of respect and charity. The same thing has happened at the Easter egg hunts and Halloween parties the Sedalia Parks Department has sponsored.
Icy conditions and low temperatures did nothing to dampen the spirits of Alex Eppenauer and the Scouts from Sedalia Boy Scout Troop 54 during this weekend’s Cardboard Campout.
The Smith-Cotton softball team came back from a three-run deficit Monday to beat Jefferson City 6-4 at Centennial Park.
UPDATE: The Scouts raised 640 pounds of donated products and $477 in cash donations.
Some people have recently participated in a Parks Department program for the first time, or noticed a wider variety of activities offered.