How Kansas Citians are dealing with Spring Fever

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After days of digging out, flurries still flew Friday.

"I'm so tired of it," laughed Linda Smithson. "I'm ready for some flowers."

That was one of the biggest reasons so many flocked to the Home & Garden show at the Overland Park Convention Center. It was particularly busy for opening day.

"I've been locked up for three days!" laughed Angela Arnold.

Backyard envy and warmer thoughts bloomed with the flowers. And a patch of real grass drew a crowd.

Among the crowd,  FEMA meteorologist Steve Kisner assured us spring will come.  "It's coming, yes. I will be warmer weather...sometime."

Until then, Jackie Moore and her husband shopped for grills to dream about future barbecues. "I was in the house for four days," she said. "That's why we came out today."

While the grills at Kansas City's shelter houses still sit covered in snow, March 1 marked the first day residents could reserve a shelter at the city's parks. More than 30 people lined up at 5 a. m. while dozens more reserved their spot online.

"It's for my daughter's wedding in October!" said one excited mom, leaving the reservation office.

If that isn't enough incentive for warmer weather, KANROCKSAS officials released the summer musical festival's official lineup Friday featuring Fun., MGMT, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros among others.

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