#somsnow15 Contest Winners Announced

It’s official, the #somsnow15 contest has ended! I want to first thank everyone who entered their guesses for when the giant snow pile would melt. Your enthusiasm was contagious and helped me power through the last miserable weeks of winter.

In the end, the recent warm weather really moved things along and the contest was a tie. Congratulations to Carolyn of Salem and Britt of Dorchester who both guessed April 12 at 4 p.m. and will get to celebrate their win with Union Square Donuts! I wanted to learn a little more about the lucky winners, so here’s a quick Q&A with each of them.

Carolyn, formerly of Somerville, now of Salem says …

#somsnow 04132015 front 2 small1) Why did you pick April 12 at 4 p.m.?
April 12 at 4pm is my approximate birthdate and time! (Happy birthday Carolyn!)

2) What is your best winter survival tip?
That’s tough … Don’t leave the house unless you have to!

3) What are you most looking forward to doing now that it’s spring?
Bike riding and farmers markets

4) What’s your favorite donut flavor?
Glazed or toasted coconut

Britt, formerly of Camberville, now of Dorchester says …

#somsnow 04132015 side 2 small1) Why did you pick April 12 at 4 p.m.?
We played a similar game at my office in Waltham 5 years ago, and when you plow a huge parking lot into a snow pile, it is about that height/shape. So I figured that was as good a proxy as any, and thought about what the trees looked like and how the air temp felt on my skin on the last day of that game, and tried to guesstimate the date from that. Let’s be honest, it was luck.

2) What is your best winter survival tip?
Shoveling isn’t a chore … it’s exercise and a chance to meet your neighbors. Also, wood fires.

3) What are you most looking forward to doing now that it’s spring?
Hiking!!!

4) What’s your favorite donut flavor?
Raised glazed donut with chocolate icing (I’ve had a dreadful sweet tooth ever since I was little)

Again, thanks to everyone who entered. This was a lot of fun, but let’s hope next winter doesn’t require snow-melting contests to see us through. Happy spring!