FAMILIES DESCEND UPON
WESTMINSTER COLLEGE, NOT FOR AN
EDUCATION, BUT FOR A DAY OF DOWNHILL FUN.
SLIPPERY SLOPE: Westminster College students may have gone home for the holidays, but that doesn't mean the campus was deserted yesterday. Local families bundled up the kids and descended upon one of the area's favorite sled-riding spots, the hill overlooking Brittain Lake.
AIRBORN: Kids and adults hit the hill with everything from plastic sleds and saucers to inflatable tubes and snow boards. The braver among them tested a jump that someone had fashioned out of snow. The sudden rise sent sledders soaring about two feet into the air before what appeared to be a rather rough landing. More than once, a youngster ended up in a heap at the foot of the jump while his sled continued on without him.
ICE BOUND: With Brittain Lake frozen, some of the sledders made it their goal to reach the icy surface before coming to a halt. Several did, although others chose to drag their sleds to a halt before making the final bound onto the ice.
COLD FORECAST: With sub-freezing highs and occasional snow showers predicted through Thursday, there's little doubt youngsters will be back at the college before long. However, because temperatures are predicted to rise into the mid- and upper 30s by week's end, it's questionable how soon anyone getting a new sled or snow board for Christmas will be able to try it out.
Randall Verzilli, 55, of New Castle passed away the afternoon of July 3, 2020. Funeral services will be held privately. Arrangements are being handled by the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc.