HomeCoverINTERNATIONALHouseholds flock to Emerald Hill for some high-speed sledding

Households flock to Emerald Hill for some high-speed sledding

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It does not occur typically, however when Clarksville’s Emerald Hill turns right into a sheet of white, out come the screams and squeals. Households from throughout discover themselves scrambling up the steep embankment, owned by Austin Peay State College.

“We’re from Louisiana,” mentioned Jimmy Leonard. Leonard lives in Clarksville, however his children and grandkids drove up from Louisiana simply to benefit from the snow.

However until you already owned one, sleds have been laborious to come back by. “I went to Kentucky, as much as Oak Grove, every part,” mentioned Leonard. “This morning we discovered these at Rural King and I mentioned they’ll work.”

Leonard ended up buying plastic bases for animal cages, that his grandchildren fortunately became makeshift sleds. And not at all have been they the one artistic ones. Every part from huge air air mattresses to pool floaties made an look.

Michael Turnbaugh ended up going two for 2, popping each pool floats in two successive runs. “I ripped it on the pavement as I glided by,” he mentioned with fun.

However gear malfunctions, wipe outs and obstacles did not sluggish these households down one bit. “Haven’t seen snow for 5 years,” mentioned Turnbaugh. He and his household lately moved to Clarksville after being stationed at a army base in Georgia, the place it hardly ever snows.

As a result of sledding nearly as good as this does not occur typically, however when it does, you may make a lifetime of recollections. “Ahh it makes my coronary heart comfortable,” mentioned Leonard.

NewsChannel 5’s Chris Davis additionally took a flip down Emerald Hill. You may watch that right here:

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