The Annual Celebration of Snow Fest was held this past weekend as families and students bundled and headed out to Smith Park to join in on the cold winter activities.
About eight to twelve hundred people of the Rexburg community were expected to come out and enjoy the outside winter season with one another.
Various activities and events were set ranging from ball tosses, free hot chocolate, horse carriage rides, a kids fishing pool, bike rides, sled hill, the polar bear swim, to even a figure eight car race.
Bob Yeatman, the recreational Director for the City of Rexburg, has participated and planned Snow Fest for six years now.
“It’s just an annual celebration I guess in winter in the great north,” said Yeatman. “We just get people out of the house and get them out to have something fun to do during the day. We were blessed with good weather this year so it’s been great.”
The Polar Bear Plunge was quite the adrenaline rush, as volunteers of all ages were lifted above the pool, where they jumped straight down into a pool of freezing water. Afterwards, Contestants were able to warm in a steaming hot tub.
Brittany Pierce, a student who works with service activities at BYU Idaho, found herself coming out and sporting others that are helping at the snow fest.
“My roommate kinda dragged me out of the apartment to come.” Said Pierce. I told her I had homework, but okay ill do it”
The Snow Fest encourages the community to come out and experience the winter season in a fun and safe environment.
“We invite people to come back every year the last Saturday in January were always out here and having a good time” said Yeatman.