The students in Darlene Ake’s Pre-K class in Wewahitchka enjoyed their annual snowball fight last week, an event that’s been a tradition at the school for more than 25 years.
While there may be a noticeable lack of snow in Gulf County, Ake makes up for the uncooperative weather by using marshmallows as the snowballs.
“The kids enjoy and look forward to the snowball fight,” said assistant Teresa Redd, who has spent 25 years teaching in Wewahitchka.
The event was BYOM (bring your own marshmallows) and once students were armed and ready, they headed out to the lawn of the Pre-K building and the chaos began, the ground quickly becoming white with the puffs.
The event was the culmination of the winter events that included nutrition awareness and a visit to the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society.
“The snowball fight lets the students get outside and have some fun -- plus, they get to hit the teachers with marshmallows,” laughed Redd.
After the snowball fight was over and the ground had been cleared, students warmed themselves up indoors with a cup of hot cocoa topped with marshmallows.