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Three-year-old Karina Janik, of Naples, takes shelter with her parents at Snowfest at Golden Gate Community Park on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Naples. The annual celebration of winter gave local families a chance to experience 70 tons of man-made snow, sledding, a carnival and faux ice skating. David Albers/Staff

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Three-year-old Karina Janik, of Naples, takes shelter with her parents at Snowfest at Golden Gate Community Park on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Naples. The annual celebration of winter gave local families a chance to experience 70 tons of man-made snow, sledding, a carnival and faux ice skating. David Albers/Staff

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  • Kimberly Marquina, 7, and Axel Marquina, 4, of Naples, squeal with laughter as the sled down the man-made sledding hill at Snowfest at Golden Gate Community Park on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Naples. The annual celebration of winter gave local families a chance to experience 70 tons of man-made snow, sledding, a carnival and faux ice skating. David Albers/Staff
  • Seven-year-olds Cierra Thomas and Blake Popivich, of Tampa, play in the rain together at Snowfest at Golden Gate Community Park on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Naples. The annual celebration of winter gave local families a chance to experience 70 tons of man-made snow, sledding, a carnival and faux ice skating. David Albers/Staff
  • Peter Iannotti, an employee of Florida Ice Manufacturing, creates a snowy playground for children attending Snowfest at Golden Gate Community Park on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Naples. The annual celebration of winter gave local families a chance to experience 70 tons of man-made snow, sledding, a carnival and faux ice skating. David Albers/Staff
  • Six-year-old Lexie Ditheridge, in yellow, tries to help her 3-year-old brother Oliver Ditheridge remove his rain boots at Snowfest at Golden Gate Community Park on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Naples. The annual celebration of winter gave local families a chance to experience 70 tons of man-made snow, sledding, a carnival and faux ice skating. David Albers/Staff
  • King Richard, also known as Naples resident Michael Bey, braves the rain showers to prepare his face painting booth at Snowfest at Golden Gate Community Park on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Naples. The annual celebration of winter gave local families a chance to experience 70 tons of man-made snow, sledding, a carnival and faux ice skating. David Albers/Staff
  • Naples resident Lauren McKayton sleds with her children Mallorie, 6, and Niah McKyton, 4, at Snowfest at Golden Gate Community Park on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Naples. The annual celebration of winter gave local families a chance to experience 70 tons of man-made snow, sledding, a carnival and faux ice skating. David Albers/Staff
  • Children conquer a mound of man-made snow at Snowfest at Golden Gate Community Park on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Naples. The annual celebration of winter gave local families a chance to experience 70 tons of man-made snow, sledding, a carnival and faux ice skating. David Albers/Staff
  • Six-year-old Annie Swords, of Naples, tries her hand at sledding at Snowfest at Golden Gate Community Park on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Naples. The annual celebration of winter gave local families a chance to experience 70 tons of man-made snow, sledding, a carnival and faux ice skating. David Albers/Staff
  • Naples parent Magda Bieniek watches the children play in the man-made snow at Snowfest at Golden Gate Community Park on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Naples. The annual celebration of winter gave local families a chance to experience 70 tons of man-made snow, sledding, a carnival and faux ice skating. David Albers/Staff
  • Three-year-old Karina Janik, of Naples, takes shelter with her parents at Snowfest at Golden Gate Community Park on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Naples. The annual celebration of winter gave local families a chance to experience 70 tons of man-made snow, sledding, a carnival and faux ice skating. David Albers/Staff
  • Twelve-year-old Sophia Carter, of Naples, finds a target for her snowball while playing in the man-made snow at Snowfest at Golden Gate Community Park on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Naples. The annual celebration of winter gave local families a chance to experience 70 tons of man-made snow, sledding, a carnival and faux ice skating. David Albers/Staff
  • Twelve-year-olds Shaina Davis, left, and Sophia Carter, both of Naples, throw snowballs while playing in the man-made snow at Snowfest at Golden Gate Community Park on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Naples. The annual celebration of winter gave local families a chance to experience 70 tons of man-made snow, sledding, a carnival and faux ice skating. David Albers/Staff
  • Seven-year-old Andrea Duarte, of Naples, searches for a target for her snowball at Snowfest at Golden Gate Community Park on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Naples. The annual celebration of winter gave local families a chance to experience 70 tons of man-made snow, sledding, a carnival and faux ice skating. David Albers/Staff
  • Kimberly Marquina, 7, and Axel Marquina, 4, of Naples, squeal with laughter as the sled down the man-made sledding hill at Snowfest at Golden Gate Community Park on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Naples. The annual celebration of winter gave local families a chance to experience 70 tons of man-made snow, sledding, a carnival and faux ice skating. David Albers/Staff
  • Naples resident Crystal O'Connell and her daughter, 3-year-old Kaleiha O'Connell, sled down the man-made sledding hill at Snowfest at Golden Gate Community Park on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Naples. The annual celebration of winter gave local families a chance to experience 70 tons of man-made snow, sledding, a carnival and faux ice skating. David Albers/Staff

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