Lake Worth All American Raft Race part I

Affectionately known as the Grunge Cup Race, started by Herman Robinson, has now become an annual event in Lake Worth.   Neighborhoods participate in building these hand crafted (nothing manufactured allowed)  vessels.  This year as it is Lake Worth Florida’s 100 Birthday the theme was a 10 year era in  Lake Worth’s history, chosen by lottery at City Hall for each neighborhood.  Many more photos are being posted on FB and of course You Tube has the videos.  As the writer of this blog was imbedded with the Mango Groves group the photos are sooo slanted.  A picture is worth a thousand words, I’ll let them speak.  Feed back is always welcome.

Let's see if it's sea worthy.

Let’s see if it’s sea worthy.

friendly skirmish with the competition Sunday before.

friendly skirmish with the competition Sunday before.

fresh coat of paint and new look for Priscilla

fresh coat of paint and new look for Priscilla

breakfast of Champions pre race, thanks to Paul and Mike

breakfast of Champions pre race, thanks to Paul and Mike

recycled costumes for the Village People

recycled costumes for the Village People

just a part of the 30 and support team

just a part of the support team

with Capt. Mike and Officer Paul doing traffic control.  Yes those are burning bras.

with Capt. Mike and Officer Paul doing traffic control. Yes those are burning bras.

Mango's support team fro m age 8 to 85  (my other half in hat who lived through the 70's

Mango’s support team fro m age 8 to 85 (my other half in hat who lived through the 70’s

first look at our competitors

first look at our competitors, oooh  scary

just awesome

just awesome

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Great effort from Parrot Cove, get their act together (remember their Urin Boat sank last y ear

Great effort from Parrot Cove, got their act together (remember their Urin Boat sank last year}

Up close the personal they lashed this together and presented the history of our library. YEAh

Up close they lashed this together and presented the history of our library. YEAh

The Lance Armstong crew all in yellow

The Lance Armstong crew all in yellow with  bicycle driven boat

My personal favorite costume on Herman Robinson founder of the raft race.

My personal favorite costume on Herman Robinson founder of the raft race.

Our fair City looks like their hair got fried on those electric wires.

Our fair City looks like their hair got fried on those electric wires.

Mango Groves 70's  don't look to wasted.

Mango Groves 70’s, they don’t look wasted.

and were on our way

and we’re on our way

Robert Waples  Volunteer extrodinare  someone had to do it.

“This Way” Robert Waples Volunteer extrodinare,  someone had to do it.

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"of course you can dance down the street with us."  have no idea who this is.

“of course you can dance down the street with us.” have no idea who this is.

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  Driver of VW Tammy Pansa and inside it says "We have falen from heaven" in Deutsch and so they have.

Driver of VW Tammy Pansa and inside it states “We have fallen from heaven” in Deutsch and so they have.

entering Bryant Park

entering Bryant Park

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this might be the first false start

this may have been  the first false start.  Heard of air guitar but air paddle???

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This is part one next will be the race activities in Bryant Park.  Meanwhile don’t forget all the activities tonight Friday.  Evening on the Avenue.  The Thursday night peddlers ride at 6 p.m. weather permitting from Bryant Park and first stop is the Pie judging Contest at  South Shores Tavern  6 p.m.  also lantern lighting.  The Lake Worth Art League will be open tonight 6 – 9 p.m with light refreshments  604 Lucerne Ave.  While your there spot the working artists on Lucerne Ave tonight. A special TREAT

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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2 Responses to Lake Worth All American Raft Race part I

  1. Wes Blackman says:

    I’d like to pluck the pic of me and Bill. Of course will give credit. 🙂

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