UPDATE: Proving that Mother Nature loves a good joke, the burning of the snowman has been postponed until Friday because of snow and high winds. No, seriously.
Today is the first day of spring.
Tom Pink is a spokesman for the university. He expects a couple hundred people will turn out for the midday snowman-burning on the Sault Ste. Marie college campus.
“And this year I anticipate there will be many more, because everyone is sick of winter, even the snowmobilers,” says Pink.
Many Michiganders may be celebrating this first day of spring a little more heartily than in past years, given that this winter was among the state’s coldest and snowiest in history.