“Shine On, Shine on Harvest Moon
Up in the sky…”
A familiar song to be sure. Laurel and Hardy performed it in the film Flying Deuces but the best rendition is the one by Leon Redbone on his album Double Time...but we digress.
In Grant this weekend the Harvest Moon Festival celebrates the season with the time honored activities that have enjoyed popularity over the years as well as some new offerings. All activities will be held in the downtown area.
Got an eye for cornhole? Do you dominate at family reunions? Are you a much desired partner at gatherings? Do you bring your own bags to the court?
Here’s your shot at facing down some top level competition at the Boss of the Toss Charity Cornhole Tourney.
You may not know a cowpie from a shucker but if you’re possessed with a good eye and a thick enough skin to deflect the occasional obnoxious victory celebrations (we think this might be part of the sport) sign up from 11am-12:30pm at Old Iron. Then start preparing (stretching, maybe a few calisthenics) for the 1 oclock competition.
Here’s hoping for a Romanyk or two coming your way that day instead of the dreaded leprechaun.
Remember Soap Box Derby? Well, it never went away. They have been racing these non motorized vehicles since 1934.
If you have never seen one, a golden opportunity awaits in Grant as races will be held beginning at 10am and finishing up at noon. Check it out.
And it might not be the elegant coach created out of a pumpkin for Cinderella but slap some wheels on your pumpkin (limit 2 axles) and give it the kind of look that will send it to victory in the Pumpkin Derby.
Open to those 15 and under in 3 weight classes 10lbs and under, 11-19 lbs and 19lbs and up. Oh and those weight classes? Pumpkins, not kids.
The cost for entry?
3 canned goods for Love Inc. Registration 1030a-Noon at the Fire Department. Derby begins at 12:30pm.
We’ll be back later this week with more Harvest Moon goings on but seriously, start honing those tossing skills.
Because there aren’t any participation trophies in Boss of the Toss. You gotta earn it.
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