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Local businesses get a jump start on spring

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NORTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN (WAOW)--The recent snowfall hasn't stopped some people from getting a jump start on spring. A few area businesses are even helping them do just that.

People in Stevens Point are looking forward to warmer weather.

Last night, several brave souls camped outside Belt's. The popular ice cream shop sees this tradition every year.

"We don't have a groundhog like they do in Pennsylvania, but Belt's has luckily become the herald for spring for Stevens Point," Belt's manager Cole Racine said.

All day Friday, customers kept rolling in, and they were looking for their first cone of the season.

"It means summer is here. It means campus is here and ready to come out in crazy weather, camp out over night and eat some ice cream," Megan Wecker of Stevens Point said.

But for some, Belt's isn't just about sweet treats.

"Belt's itself is a staple of the community, even though it's just an ice cream shop. It's been here for a long time. People know it, people come to it, it's important to the community," Wecker said.

Belt's isn't the only place gearing up for spring.

"With camping you really have to start a little early in the season to get your buyers interested because May is around the corner," King's Campers Manager Janice Skidmore said.

King's Campers in Rib Mountain is hosting its annual Camper-Palooza event. Another reason to look forward to warmer weather.

"Then they'll be ready to enjoy the new camper," Skidmore said.

So, whether it's ice cream or campers, signs of spring are upon us.

Online Reporter: Cassandra Vinch

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