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Texarkana residents gather for massive snowball fight

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TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – Some Texarkana residents are making the most of the wintry weather by gathering for some community fun in the snow, gathering for a big snowball all fight in the parking lot of Central Mall after word spread on social media.

“I hit up my friend Ro-Ro to set it up,” said David Perez. “It was like two days ago and we picked a spot and everything.”

It’s been years since Texarkana has seen this much snow but for the last several days, people have been stuck in the house due to bad weather and unsafe road conditions. 

Some of those who showed up for the snowball fight said the goal was to get together and bring happiness to an otherwise difficult time.

“Community fun, community fun,” said Angel Tasby. “We just having fun. It’s something we ain’t never had in a while. We haven’t seen snow like this in a minute.”

Thanks to the power of social media, the word got out. A few teens said they came across the idea on Tik-Tok.

“We saw it on Facebook. We’ve been riding on a 4-wheeler all day. And so we decided to come by,” said two Texarkana, Texas residents, Kiana and Xavier.

“We seen it on Facebook, man. Brought all the family out here, man,” said Rakeem Griffin.

In the midst of the storm, Texarkana residents say they want this to be a moment to remember.

“It’s been fun. Everybody just out here representing Texarkana because we don’t ever get snow like this,” said Texas High School student Braylon Stewart.

Much of the snow is expected to begin melting away for good on Friday after a hard freeze overnight.

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