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‘Having a blast’

Hancock holds Sledding Party at Quincy Green

Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Justin Horton, 10, and Gavin Miller, 11, both of Hancock, hit a jump during Hancock’s Community Sledding Party at Quincy Green Saturday.

HANCOCK — Sledders took to Quincy Green Saturday as part of the city’s annual Community Sledding Party.

The hill, always a popular winter destination, was packed with families for the two-hour event.

“We’ve got the best sledding hill in the Copper Country,” said Todd Gast, community development manager for Hancock. “These kids are just having a blast.”

The day had stayed sunny. To help the sledders stay warm, the city also gave out free knit toques and hot chocolate.

“When the kids get a little bit cold, they come on down, get some hot cocoa and warm up a bit,” Gast said.

Some took a straight path along the ground, while the more adventurous aimed for the jumps built halfway down.

Gavin Miller, 11, caught some air riding with Justus Horton, 10. He immediately climbed back up the hill to go again.

“This is pretty fun,” he said.

The event is part of Hancock’s push to create more wintertime events, similar to those being held in the summer, Gast said. Hancock will also hold a skating event at Laurn-Grove Ice Rink from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 17.

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