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Some found ways to safely enjoy the hot weather Wednesday

Published: Jul. 28, 2021 at 2:42 PM CDT
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Scorching temperatures didn’t keep everyone inside on Wednesday, with some getting an early start to some outdoor fun before the weather became unbearable.

Jamie Day brought kids from Summit Schools summer camp over to the splash pad at Noelridge Park, to cool off.

“It can take a 90-degree day like this and make it feel very comfortable to be outside. Like we wouldn’t be able to be out here and be having this much fun if we didn’t have this,” Day said.

Another popular summer tradition made its rounds today: the ice cream truck. Cleo Close has been driving for Peppy’s Ice Cream for 14 years.

“I am going to start the day with hitting the splash pads, and the parks if I can,” Close said.

For Close, it’s all about spreading happiness, one frozen treat at a time.

“It’s awesome, I’m wanted now. You know it’s great, it’s fun to be wanted,” Close said.

Close said the pandemic led to a product shortage, but she sells all the ice cream she can get in stock.

“It’s fun to be around the kids you know and make them happy,” Close said

Day said summer camp leaders planned ahead today to beat the heat.

“Usually we would come down in the afternoon, like yesterday we out here at like 1 o’clock. So we came down in the morning today because we knew it was going to be, it was going to be really hot today,” Day said.

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