Mayor Lisa C. Merkel, Town of Herndon, nails Herndon Town Councilmember Bill McKenna spot on during an impromptu snowball fight challenge announced through social media on Wednesday, March 21.
Photo by Mercia Hobson.
On the first day of spring 2018, a nor'easter finally brought much-wanted snow to the region and the Town of Herndon. The local winter season had been a bust for snow lovers compared to other years. Wintry blasts were so insignificant; the flakes could be broomed away.
However, Mother Nature had one more trick up her sleeve. A great “packing snow” fell late Tuesday, March 20 through Wednesday, March 21, closing schools and setting a record of 4.8 inches at Dulles Airport as reported by the National Weather Service. While the heavy snow blanketed the town, one local merchant could not resist the call for “Game On.”
Beth Meyer of the "Lizard" lit up social media challenging other downtown business owners and staff, as well as local families to join in for a friendly snowball fight on the Town Green, Wednesday, March 21 at 3 p.m.
Merchants, their employees and town residents took the call to heart arriving shortly before the start of the game, ready for the snowball showdown.
Gloved and ready for fun, “Games On” began in downtown Herndon.