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Families enjoy winter wonderland in Blowing Rock

Published: Jan. 8, 2021 at 5:58 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - The winter weather was on full display in downtown Blowing Rock and many families took full advantage of the beautiful snow day.

Hundreds of people came to downtown Blowing Rock and other nearby popular sledding hills to take in the winter wonderland after Blowing Rock received several inches of snow.

“What’s your favorite part about a snow day?”

“Sledding and having fun with my family,” said one kid about to sled down the hill.

Spending time with family was definitely the main activity on Friday.

“Family. That’s what matters most. It’s the best day ever,” said Jeff Zielenski.

Him and his family drove to Blowing Rock all the way from Florida just for the chance to see the snow.

“I’ve been watching the weather in hopes for snow,” he said. The family was celebrating his dad’s 75th birthday and wanted to do it in the mountains.

Another family came to the mountains from the North Carolina coast.

“We were so excited to take our kids. We are originally from Minnesota,” said Mackenzie. “We have been missing this for a long time. So we were excited to come here and take our kids sledding.”

They were happily surprised to see the snow this morning and took full advantage of it.

“We’re having blast. I’m glad it actually did snow,” she said.

The snow also brought hundreds of people to downtown Blowing Rock, which businesses owners said was a nice boost of business.

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