1st Annual Tortosa Winterfest features lots of snow

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Maricopans don’t usually see snow, but Tortosa residents did on Saturday during the first annual Tortosa Winterfest.

Held in the main park at Tortosa, adjacent to Santa Cruz Elementary School, the event began at 10 a.m. and lasted until 2 p.m. with plenty of snow for everyone.

The Tortosa Homeowners Association, managed by Capital Consultants, organized the outing, bringing in snow for a large play area, and a snow slide with inflatable sleds. Children, many of whom had never seen snow before, quickly learned the mechanics of snowball making and throwing.

A vendor fair with arts and crafts and various items for sale was available for the adults, and other vendors provided food for those in attendance.

Photo by Joyce Hollis