Residents Welcome Break From Winter Weather

By: Stephanie Diffin Email
By: Stephanie Diffin Email

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December 30, 2010

Residents welcomed a break from winter weather Thursday, pouring into local parks to enjoy the outdoors.

Sedgwick County park was especially busy with joggers, bikers, and families on the playgrounds.

"Are you kidding me? I can't believe how nice it is," said Nathan Linke as he pushed his children on the swings.

Many people said they wanted to make sure they took advantage of the warm temperatures before cold weather settled back in.

"Every chance we get an opportunity we sure will take advantage of it. This is Kansas, you never know from day to day what's going to happen," said Frank Aguirre, who was visiting the park with his grandchildren.

It wasn't just people enjoying the unusually warm weather. Chapin Dog Park also saw an abnormally large crowd for this time of year.

"Oh today is wonderful, that's why we've been out here for two hours," said dog owner Jeannie Arnold.

"It's a beautiful day and he has got to run some energy off," said dog owner Candace Barnes.

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