The snowstorm that took everyone by surprise the weekend of Dec. 8-10 made for some mad snowmen in the Swannanoa Valley. Here are some that readers sent in (send yours in to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll print some of them in the newspaper; tell us where you made the snowmen and who is in the photo!).
"This is 'Snowroo' sculpted with love by Jaime with Dianna cheering... at Maple Ridge Apartments near Dynamite Coffee!" photographer Margaret Dianna Ryel-Lindsey wrote.
(Photo: Margaret Dianna Ryel-Lindsey)
Pearl Hall, 9, in her backyard in Black Mountain.
(Photo: Kirsten Hall)
"This picture was taken by my family member Dr. Brian Ware from Black Mountain. It was taken on
Rattlesnake summit," Karen Wilsen Leonetti wrote.
(Photo: Brian Ware)
Newbies to Black Mountain, Rigby and Hannah Nicholson pose beside their snowman on McCoy Cove Road.
(Photo: Allison Nicholson)
“This family was built in front of The Curiosity Shoppe, adorned with items from the ‘shoppe,’” owner Chelsea Morning wrote. “Wanted to make sure people knew we were open and in the spirit.”
(Photo: Chelsea Morning)
‘“Chilbert’ was built by Peyton Hines. Viva la France!” wrote town manager Matt Settlemyer.
(Photo: Matt Settlemyer)
“Because sometimes it makes your heart feel good to act like a kid,” wrote Margaret Thomas, who made this snowman in Swannanoa.
(Photo: Margaret Thomas)
Ran and Margaret Shaffner's "Snow White," created Dec. 9.
“I am Olaf, and I like warm hugs!” So says Jaime Diaz’s creation on the patio of Maple Ridge Apts. Near Dynamite Coffee in Black Mountain.
(Photo: Submitted by Dianna Ryel-Lindsey)
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