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Snowman building hard work for youngsters

Meet Ironton’s newest manufacturers: Amanda Nunley and Lindsay Markel.

Tuesday, January 08, 2002

Meet Ironton’s newest manufacturers: Amanda Nunley and Lindsay Markel. The Ironton fourth-graders spent Monday’s chilly afternoon plying their trade of snowman building on the 2700 block of South Seventh Street.

"The hardest part’s moving them," Amanda said, as the friends pushed and pulled on a giant ball of snow, moving it from the back to front yard.

Occasionally, the slippery snow fought back, and the girls giggled and struggled. The snowball picked up even more fluffy coating as inched its way along.

Once done, Amanda and Lindsay clapped their hands together to knock the snow off, gathered up a few extra breaths and headed back for more snowballs – one for the middle and one smaller for the top.

Add a few "decorations" gathered from home, or the yard – for eyes, nose, arms – and your in business, the duo said.

But, in case you’re thinking about the snowman building business yourself, here’s a tip the young entrepreneurs would offer, with a grin: Roll that first snowball up close to where you want your snowman.