Lenoir community fights to save Frosty the snowman

Lenoir community fights to save Frosty the snowman

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by MICHELLE BOUDIN | NBC Charlotte

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WCNC.com

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 7 at 6:40 PM

LENOIR, N.C. -- A community in North Carolina is fighting to save Frosty the snowman.

The 35-foot inflatable snowman has welcomed customers to the Mountain Top Fraser Fir tree stand for decades in Lenoir, but city leaders say it violates a new city ordinance that restricts signs.

City leaders told owner Larry Smith he has to get rid of Frosty, but Smith says he'd rather pay the $50 a day fine because the big snowman is such an institution in town.

Thousands of people have rallied around the family business and supporters have started a Facebook page to Save Frosty.  Supporters have donated money to help Smith pay the fines. 

A hearing is scheduled later this month to see if the planning board will grant Smith an exception. Until then they have suspended Smith’s daily fine.
 


 

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