Family tries to get snow donations to help 14-foot snowman last until spring

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This is not an actual picture of the Fregoe family’s snowman; it is a picture of another very large snowman. You can find the actual picture of the Fregoe family’s snowman on Newsday’s website. (Photo by Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. (February 17, 2016) — A suburban New York family is seeking snow donations to help its 14-foot snowman last until spring — and some cold weather would help, too.

Newsday reports that members of the Fregoe family of Massapequa Park 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.”

The Fregoes crowdsourced their snowman last year by soliciting contributions of snow through Facebook. Fregoe says donated snow helped keep the snowman standing until April 20.

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.”

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