It was perfect weather Saturday for snowman building.
The day was warm enough that the snow was easy to pack, said Eric Williams, vice president of the Dundee Community Garden.
“It's a beautiful day to be outside,” said Mary Green, president of the group.
Six people quickly got to work rolling snowballs and packing them together to build one large snowman at the garden, 4902 Underwood Ave.
“It has to be really big,” said Maria Hansen, a member of the garden's board.
Bystanders stopped to watch the building process.
Jennifer Hawks and Iy'Onna Brewer thought it would be fun to help. The two, part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program, stopped on their way back from lunch.
Iy'Onna, 8, had fun filling in the snowman before snacking on a cookie.
Hansen came up with the snowman-building idea, and last week's snowfall provided the opportunity.
“We always try to come up with new ideas,” Hansen said. “In winter, there's not much to do.”
In the summer, the group builds scarecrows. This was the winter equivalent, Green said.
Group members found plenty of snowman decorations already in the garden, such as sticks and flowers.
“The good thing about the garden is that it's always got what you need,” Williams said.
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