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Snow blankets Holly Springs neighborhood

Posted December 31, 2008 10:14 p.m. EST
Updated March 9, 2009 5:11 p.m. EDT

— Though there hasn’t been a big snowfall this year in Holly Springs, some children along Chrismill Lane enjoyed four inches of snow on Wednesday.

Families in the neighborhood paid $600 to have three tons of snow brought in to make their corner of the neighborhood a man-made slope.

“I have never in my life paid to have snow put on the ground - only to have it removed,” said Melissa Mahar, one of the neighbors who made the winter wonderland possible.

The families are all originally from colder areas including New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Massachusetts. The snow day was a way of bringing a piece of home to North Carolina.

Children used sleds to propel themselves down the slope.

“It’s like a real ski resort,” Molly Schimelfenig, 8, said.