Written by Katie Piacentini Friday, 05 March 2010 00:00
After the heavy snowstorm last Friday, several Port Washington residents showed off their creativity by building giant snowmen.
Mark and Julee Freitas and their children, Grace and Christopher, built a large snowman to celebrate the snow day – one that towers high above everyone at nine and a half feet tall. The Freitas family said that their snowman took about an hour and a half to build. “The second stage was the hardest to put in place since it weighed over an estimated two hundred pounds,” Mark said. “We constructed a ramp out of snow next to the bottom stage and then rolled the second stage into position. My wife Julee and I asked that the kids stay away during this process as it could have fallen on them. We used lemons for eyes and a cucumber for the nose. The snow was perfect.”
Sandra Gonzalez, a 21-year-old art student, said that she woke up on Friday morning to “the dreadful task of shoveling snow.” Instead of retreating indoors after spending an hour digging out her car, she decided to make the best of it and have fun in the snow. Sandra and her friend James Cawley, a liberal arts student at Nassau Community College, spent the snowy day building two gigantic snow people on Dunes Lane in Manorhaven. “Almost eight feet tall, they greet every onlooker with a wave while holding each other with their free arm,” Sandra said.
Recent weather reports are showing that this winter has been one of the snowiest ones on record. While everyone looks forward to warmer temperatures as spring approaches this month, these creative Port Washington residents have given the community a fun memory of the massive amount of snow we have had this season.