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Some in West Mich. having fun in the snow

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The big snow storm is also bringing lots of fun to West Michigan. As people dig out and take advantage of winter fun.

Everywhere you look, it's snow, snow, snow! "It's beautiful. Everything looks white and clean," Anita Guardio says.

Kim Miller and Anita Guardio, neighbors in Kalamazoo's Hillcrest neighborhood are banding together to clear the visit from old man winter. "I've been here since 1988 and this is the snowiest winter," says Gaurdio.

They were lucky to get a head start early in the morning. The neighbors also got lots of support from a bunch of furry friends. "Lucy comes out just to hang out. She's a snow dog," Guardio says.

Some wonder, "couldn't we get a machine to do this?"
 
"I was talking about it," says Kim Miller, who was shoveling with a neighbor. "Don't you think this year we could get a snow blower? No. it's good."

While clearing more than five inches of snow in the Kalamazoo area was hard work, people still found time to get out and enjoy the first big snow of the year.

Sledders, breaking in the fresh-fallen snow at Oakland Park in Portage. "If you go really fast you'll fall off," Keegan Van Lear says.

Parents were on hand to give a push, taking advantage of some quality family time. "Get the kids out of the house. Lots of snow and it's not really cold out," says Larry Zemlick, who took his kids sledding.
 
Kids in the area are left wondering, "Will the snowy fun continue tomorrow?

"My mom thinks there will be," sledder Nora Zemlick says.