Muskegon residents give away beach from yards
Updated: Wednesday, April 3 2013, 10:55 AM EDT
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - Residents near Lake Michigan in Muskegon are exiting the snow shoveling season and entering sand shoveling season.
The Muskegon Chronicle reports that shoveling never ends for residents near Pere Marquette Park. Winds blow all winter off the lake, pushing snow and sand into yards and leaving huge sand piles when the snow melts.
Jerry Eaton has lived there for nearly 70 years. He says residents get used to it.
Every spring, "Free Sand" signs go up, inviting others to help themselves. The sand is used for everything from children's sandboxes to cat litter.
Muskegon Public Schools Superintendent Jon Felske's driveway piles up with so much sand that he gets a trucking company to haul it away twice a year at a cost of several hundred dollars.