Warmer weather keeps people busy outside
GREEN BAY - On hot and sunny days, Janelle Konshak, stays pretty busy selling ice cream."If you come to the hot spots like the pool or the parks, people come running," said Konshak.She's been running her Dream Cycle for about a month and a half."I sell Drumsticks, Skinny Cow, ice cream sandwiches, and Freezies," Konshak said.She's not the only one helping people stay cool.The wading pool at Marquette Park, on Green Bay's west side, is filled with children and their parents."Oh they love the pool," said Candice Rosner.Rosner says her kids could spend hours splashing around in the water."They are water babies. Anything water to keep them cooled down," Rosner said.Playground leaders with Green Bay Parks and Recreation make sure kids stay hydrated."If they're doing an activity outside in the sun, after 20 minutes of exercise or 20 minutes of activity, then we tell them to have a mandatory water break," said Michael Marchetti, with Green Bay Parks and Rec.Heather Leonard and her husband couldn't wait to spend some time outdoors."In the summer we try to get outside every day. It's so important because the kids are stir crazy at home and they need the fresh air," said Heather Leonard.But some members of the Leonard family would rather be inside."I don't like warm and it's too warm and hot now," said Lorelie Leonard."Units are breaking down; it's busy," said Tom Beaulieu, president of Heating and Cooling Services in Green Bay.The heat is keeping businesses like Bay Area Services in high demand."As soon as the heat hits, there's a lot more ware on these and they're working a lot harder,"Beaulieu said.Beaulieu says in the past couple of days, he's received more than two dozen calls regarding air-conditioning maintenance.