Today's forecast mentions a slight chance of getting our first snowfall of the year. If and when we do get the first blanket of snow the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department will be ready to begin the Hannibal Snowman Building Contest which will go on throughout the winter until the end of February.

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Individuals and families can build their snowman and submit a photo of it for judging. All submitted photos must also include a picture of at least one of the builders in the photo. Entrants are encouraged to be creative with prizes awarded for biggest,most original, and most Hannibal spirit.

Snowman can be build in a yard or in one of Hannibal's parks. Photos can be e-mailed to ml-richards@hannibal-mo.gov or mailed to Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department, City Hall, 320 Broadway, Hannibal, Missouri 63401.

All photos must be received by February 25th to be eligible for prizes.  Happy Snowman building!