'HAPPI' snowball helps roll in donations for Erie City Mission

ERIE, Pa. -- Some people might have been tired of the snow, but others wanted to show how “happi” they were about it.

Millcreek Mall teamed up with HAPPI 92.7 to build a giant snowball on Saturday. It was part of a fundraiser to support the Erie City Mission, an organization that helps individuals who are impacted by addiction, poverty, and homelessness.  

MG Restoration and Services helped build the snowball, which measured about 13-feet in diameter, in a lot next to Primanti Bros.   

Shari McBridge, of WEHP-FM/HAPPI 92.7, said, “As you know we have historic snow in Erie, Pennsylvania, and we decided to make a historic, world’s biggest, Erie's biggest snowball; because what else are we going to do with the snow?" 

Organizers said they chose Erie City Mission as the beneficiary, because the homeless are among those who were most affected by the elements. A total of how much money was raised was not immediately available.

The snowball will remain in the parking lot until it melts.

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