Due to heavy snow and concern for the safety of staff members and the community the Mercer Island Community & Event Center (MICEC) opened until at 10 a.m. and will close early at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, and all recreation classes and organized activities are canceled.
However, that isn't stopping the city Parks and Recreation Department from having a little fun with the snow and are calling on residents to build snowmen at home, in a favorite park or by walking over the community center and then share photos of their snowmen with the Mercer Island Parks & Recreation Facebook page.
(Ed. Note: Mercer Island Patch also features a photo page where you can contribute photos of Winter fun and a Facebook page with the latest updates and news. Please "Like" us if you're enjoying what you see!)
Here's the details from a city press release:
It’s simple to participate! If the weather allows you to walk outside safely into your front yard, to your favorite park or to the Community Center, simply build a fun family-friendly snowman to share with the rest of us! What a great way to have fun with your neighbors and enjoy the great outdoors at the same time. Then, go to the Mercer Island Parks & Recreation FaceBook page, select “like” and then share a picture of your snowman with us. And remember, please walk – don’t drive! Stay safe!