Florida elementary school makes it snow for food drive and fundraiser.
Published: Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 6:43 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 6:43 p.m.
ST. JOHNS, Fla. — Puzzled students at a northeast Florida elementary school held out their hands to catch the white stuff falling from the sky.
It wasn't exactly a blizzard, but for children who've never seen snow, it was close enough.
The Durbin Creek Elementary School in St. Johns made the "snow" fall Saturday afternoon for a food drive and fundraiser.
A wood chipper-like machine chewed up 20-pound ice chunks and spit the flakes into the air. Several hundred students and parents flung snowballs at each other and slid down a 15-foot-tall ice slide.
Some of the children weren't sure what to make of the cold stuff. Three-year-old Kendra White of Mandarin held her hand out to her grandmother and said, "It's wet."
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