HEBRON | With the snow from last week's blizzard still fresh on the ground, the setting was just right for Saturday's annual Hebron Winter Festival.
"It's a bonus," said Mike Reick, vice president of the community's Redevelopment Commission, which organized the seventh annual event.
"We've had years when it's been 58 degrees," he said.
The event was held at Hebron Middle School.
Ethan Hough, 3, was running around inside the school's cafeteria where a movie was being shown and food was to be served.
Ethan's mother, Ariel Adler, of Hebron, said this was the second year she and her son attended the event and the boy was looking forward to being outside in the snow.
"He has been screaming at me to take him outside to play in it," she said.
A small mock train, operated by Canadian National Railway, gave rides around the parking lot Saturday for those braving the chilly temperatures.
A small group of high school students from the National Honor Society were on hand to help coordinate the activities and judge the competitions planned for the day.
Ashlyn Wheeler, a junior, said she was looking forward to playing along with the younger children.