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More Spring Snow Pushes Back Spring Events

Posted at: 04/18/2013 9:37 PM
Updated at: 04/18/2013 10:49 PM
By: Maarja Anderson
manderson@wdio.com

When most people want to be thinking about Spring, another April snowstorm has many rethinking their Spring plans.

It's tough to Spring clean when Mother Nature is bringing round three of Spring snow, but each year Duluth's Greater Downtown Council cleans up the mess winter leaves behind.

"We clean up after all the snow is gone," said Event Coordinator, Darlene Marshall. "We pick up garbage that has been buried, all the trash, and all the litter that's been in the snow."

Originally planned for early April, their annual Clean Sweep has been postponed not once, but twice due to weather.

"It's frustrating. To keep going back, what are we going to do now, how far back are we going to go?" asked Marshall.

They've now moved back the sweep to start on Tuesday, April 30th. It's one of many Spring events pushed back by this long, snowy winter.

Green Mill in Canal Park had hoped to celebrate a big milestone with an outdoor party along with sunshine and flowers.

"We turned 18 this year on April 3rd," said General Manager, Doug Smith. "We were going to wait a little bit with the weather because we were going to have our pizza truck out front and have $1.18 slices and $1.18 wings."

They've now pushed back their birthday celebration to Thursday, April 25th. Smith said this April has been tough on business, but take-out orders have helped make up the difference.

"Everyone talks about snow and makes their plans around snow, so they change their plans when we get a little snow," said Smith.