ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - It was definitely cold
enough for an extra blanket, but the Brinkmans didn't realize that extra blanket would be a blanket of snow.
We're enjoying it out here with
all of the kids, sliding down the hill, once in a lifetime opportunity, kids
are having a blast," said one of the Brinkmans.
residents gathered at Compton Park and took advantage of the hill to go sledding.
"We're just sledding down the
hills because it's fun and we had to borrow a sleigh from somebody."
There was a lot of sharing
going on, as well as improvisation, because, how many people in Cenla actually
"You take an old political
sign, you put four kids on it, time of their life."
"Yeah, then you crash it into
a laundry basket."
"It's really fun when you get
to sled down because you go super fast."
But not everyone could join
in on the festivities, although that didn't stop them from at least enjoying
"We're here at Mac's Supermarket
to get ingredients for gumbo which we will have today so that's appropriate for
this cold weather and it's not too inconvenient. We are safe you know, we look
into being safe and not being on the highway when we're not supposed to be," said Yvonne Bergeron.
But for most kids, all that
matters is one thing. When asked if they were glad that they weren't in school today, the single reply was, "Uh huh!"