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2011 - 4th of July Celebration
and Firecracker 500 Car Race

Many thanks to Tom and Martha Hicks for hosting this event, and to Rod and Lucy Kent for contributing to its success.
Many thanks to all members of the committee and everyone who helped!

Jean and Ann sold and collected tickets and issued the scorecards for the games.
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Three brave souls (Fran, Diana, and Gigi) judged the hat contest. Their hands were out for bribes.
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Martha won the booby prize (a coconut rat) with her Maine Lobster hat. There should have been a bonus for originality!
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Charlene won second prize.   Does she want Martha's coconut rat instead?
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First place winners in the hat contest were a couple from King's Gate Park who joined us for the fun.
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Martha takes her turn at the "A Bit Dicey" game.
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Betty Ulbricht's daughter, Rhonda, tries her hand at the "Breakfast Scramble." This puzzle was worth up to 16 points.
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Ed is doing well with the "Fish Head" game.   It's harder than it looks!
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Lydia is a winner at the "Hang Over" game.
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Eleanor was presented with the Booby prize for her performance in the games.
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John had the third highest total score in the games.
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Ted won second prize for his excellent skills in the games.
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The Kent's grandson, Stephen Cupschalk, won 1st prize in the games.
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Betty with a handsome, young dance partner.
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Jamie Cupschalk, the Kent's son-in-law, was the driver of Car #1 with a patriotic theme.
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Tom Wiegele of NASCAR fame drove Car #2.   There were frequent lane violations between #1 and #2.
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In her appropriate costume, Mrs. Potts drove lovely Car #3. Despite the delicate look fo her vehicle, Joan was a strong competitor.
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Joe Floyd drove Boat #4 designed by Diana Floyd.   Joe had some problems guiding his boat among the race cars.
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Irene Bette, in her checkered flag racing suit, drove Car #5 known as "Sparkles."   Her antics livened up the race.
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In Car #6, Vic Griseto, in his 3-cornered hat and patriotic costume, entertained the crowd despite his arrow injury.
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Bookies, Marge, Mary, and Arlene, are ready to take your bets.
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Ben Cupschalk joined his Dad at the wheel for the final race.   They won, and the payoff was terrific.
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Photos by Sandy McIntyre.



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