Spirits were high, costumes were hilarious, and the weather was surprisingly wonderful!
We started the day with a 90% chance of rain in the forecast, but aside from 17 or 18 raindrops, it was mild and mostly sunny.
The costume contest was wilder than ever, with competitors doing a dance-off for the top honors.
In the end, the Pond Skimmers stole the show…and what a show it was!
As always, crazy costumes set the vibe early in the day, and our employees had some of the best again this year.
After that, attention turned to the 100-foot pond, where costuming was just one of the required elements.
How competitors entered the pond was EXTREMELY important. A little ‘hop’ worked well for some…
But if you don’t carry enough speed, and even the best balance can’t save you…
Speed was a big challenge for some of our smaller skimmers. Gravity simply wasn’t on their side…
Or in some cases…
(Don’t worry, no cartoon characters were injured in the making of this event.)
Our master of ceremonies kept things lively between rounds…
While the noise of the crowd proved there is an appreciation for the skill involved in this unusual sport, it also showed us that there is even MORE appreciation for those who…well…fail.
Others started out strong, until something went wrong.
It took three rounds to crown a champion.
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