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Snowbird gets warm reception at Midway
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Snowbird picked an opportune time to visit children at Midway Head Start. His appearance was the week before Warren County was hit with a blast of winter weather.
“I believe when he came and left he brought the snow and ice with him,” said Jeanette Scott, who is the Midway Head Start family engagement assistant center supervisor.
The visit was Feb. 10, just six days before a State of Emergency was declared as snow and frigid temperatures caused problems across the Midstate.
While Snowbird probably didn’t bring Old Man Winter, he did bring two books he shared with the children: 1) “Penguins” published by The Cousteau Society about the lives of penguins. 2) “Peek-a-Book Penguins” a book about penguins playing hide-and-seek.
Snowbird had volunteers from the audience help hold the books and turn the pages.
“The children were very interested in all the funny moves Snowbird made while reading and the jokes he made,” said Scott.
Snowbird has been notifying Tennessee and Kentucky children about school closings for over 25 years. He is one of the most recognized TV personalities in this area.
When he isn’t delighting students with school closings, Snowbird makes scheduled appearances. His visit to Midway Head Start was prompted by an invite from one of the teachers, Hillari Hale. If you want Snowbird to appear at your school, send an email to
Before leaving Midway, the News Channel 4 mascot posed for pictures with teachers and their classes.
LBJ&C Head Start is currently accepting applications to provide comprehensive child development services to children 3-5 years old. Services are also offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. Applications are being accepted for the 2015-16 school year.
For more information about how to sign up, contact any of the LBJ&C Head Start local schools or visit its website at