Family Seeks Snow Donations To Keep Frosty Until Spring

MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. (AP) -
The Fregoe family of Massapequa Park, NY, on Tuesday wrapped their snowman in plastic to protect it from the rain. They hope it lasts into the spring. (Save the Snowman)
The Fregoe family of Massapequa Park, NY, on Tuesday wrapped their snowman in plastic to protect it from the rain. They hope it lasts into the spring. (Save the Snowman)

A suburban family is seeking snow donations to help its 14-foot snowman last until spring — and some cold weather would help, too.

Members of the Fregoe family wrapped their indomitable snowman tightly in plastic before heavy rain hit Monday. Then 51-year-old Mike Fregoe climbed a ladder and planted a beach umbrella on its head.

Fregoe says the snowman survived the rain but is looking “a little thinner.”

Fregoe says donated snow helped keep the snowman standing until April 20 last year. The family plans to rely on snow donations this year as well. Fregoe says so many people enjoy the snowman that “it makes it worthwhile.”