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Sledding Traditions Continue

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It's been a longstanding tradition in our area for many years to sled at Pioneer Park.

Some families have been going sledding the day after Christmas for several years.

Shepherd resident, Crystal Couture, has been taking part in the tradition with her family for 8 years.

Couture said, "My kids say is it time for sledding, and that's when I know when it's time to come."

Crystal's sister, Amber Couture, said the tradition is so big, she gets a new sled under her Christmas tree every year. But this year, it was something different.

"Usually it's just a sled. This year it was an excitement, because I've never got a snow board before. It's usually just a sled," Amber said.

Crystal said her favorite part is watching her kids make new memories on the hills she grew up sledding on.

"And we live in the country, so it's just funner with a lot of other little kids, and this is a well known spot for sledding," said Couture.

If you're a downhill sledding pro, you'll roll off the sled right before the ledge on the creek, otherwise you'll end up like this kid in the water.

"Well since it's so icy that a lot of people are going into that little stream, and it's just kind of funny because they're like 'woah,' and they're not expecting that," said Amber.

Crystal said her parents took her to Pioneer Park when she was a kid. She hopes when her kids grow up, they'll keep the tradition going.

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