Just add water & enjoy!

Each year the Kettle River Museum puts on a day geared for young families at Riverfront Park in Midway.

Cohen Salz (foreground) leads kids down the fire department waterslide that kept kids busy all afternoon. He is closely followed by Emmett and Silas Schneider.



Families were having a great time last Saturday as the Trans Canada Trail Committee of the Kettle River Museum hosted the 14th annual Kettle River Family Fun Day at the gazebo of Frank Carpenter Memorial Park.

The weather was hot and a large crowd came out for the day-long event. Water was liberally applied to the kids to their great delight. The kids enjoyed a bike-decorating contest immediately followed by a bike rally. Then it was time for some games pitting one team against the other.

After lunch the Midway Volunteer Fire Department set up their slip and slide. Master of Ceremonies Steve Stewart also organized a crew to help mount a penny carnival, followed by boat building.

West Boundary Highway Rescue members were on hand all day to give demonstrations to the kids too.

Winners of the Horseshoe Pitch for 2013 were Darren Swanson and Donna Boltz. They also won in 2010, and Boltz has her name on the trophy four of the 12 years it has been given out. The final inning had three ringers!

Gordon Jones won the 50/50 barrel derby. His guess was only two minutes over the time of 3 hours 17 minutes 27 seconds it took the barrel to float from Ingram Bridge to Midway this year.

 

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