Hundreds participate in Washington snowball fight

The event, organized by the Washington DC Snowball Fight Association, featured students, teachers, federal workers and Captain America.
By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Feb. 18, 2015 at 11:50 AM
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Hundreds of students, teachers and government workers took advantage of a snow day in Washington, D.C., by holding a massive snowball fight.

The Washington DC Snowball Fight Association, which organizes events on social media, held a massive snowball fight at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Meridian Hill Park.

The participants included college students, teachers, federal staffers and one man dressed as Captain America.

The event celebrated a snow day for area schools and non-emergency workers with the federal Office of Personnel Management.

The snowball fight had originally been planned for Dupont Circle, where a similar massive snow-brawl took place in 2010, but was moved to Meridian Hill Park after the National Park Service plowed the sidewalks at Dupont.

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