Lake Worth’s All American Raft Race part 2

DSCN8793The Grunge Cup is an annual event that takes place each 4th of July.  Mark your calendars now for next year, same time 11:11 a.m.,  same place.  First off Thank You to our fabulous announcer Greg Rice.  Everyone of the rowers with their captains are champs.  There was just one rule and that is that the boat had to be hand built by the participants.  As to how many rowers or be they female or male, thats part of  NO RULES.  This year a couple of things happened.  A false start exhausted everyone and some of the teams had rowers in reserve, lucky for them.  The City of Lake Worth had a mishap on the suposed trial run (false start).  They didn’t count on low tide, got stuck and had to have the City Manager bail them out.  He jumped in and pushed the disabled vessel off the sand bar. THANK YOU THANK YOU

DSCN8790This is where I left off. Destination Bryant Park.  Now to make this story and show all important happenings I’ve borrowed some images from the public domain.  This for the benefit of my followers all 170 of them, nation wide and abroad who don’t subscribe to social media ;).DSCN8797DSCN8806hoisting Priscilla, flag flying high and disco ball intacthoisting Priscilla, flag flying high and disco ball inttact

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all teams now in the water (can't wait to see this birds view

all teams now in the water (can’t wait to see this birds view

great second start with Friends on our heel and Compass making progress

great second start with Friends on our heels and Compass making progressbut wait  these two still at the dock.the crowds massive all along the seawall

what there still  at the dock and Priscilla returning

what there still at the dock and Priscilla returninEven the interior of Priscilla was embellished Even the interior of Priscilla was hand painted with the 70’s motifit looks like a win  welcoming committee on handLooks like a win,  welcoming committee on handThe medals await in the save hands of the founder Herman Robinson (love that outfit )with pink Cravat.The medals await in the safe hands of the founder Herman Robinson (love that outfit ) with pink Cravat.Every rower got a medal, everyone was a winnerEvery rower got a medal, everyone was a winnerThe village people and their medalsLake Worth’s “Village People”  and their medals

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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One Response to Lake Worth’s All American Raft Race part 2

  1. Jerry Lower says:

    Greetings,
    We have a short item about the Centennial Celebration that will run in our next edition. I was wondering if we could use one of your photos (with credit) to help honor the event in our paper.
    Please email me if possible
    Jerry

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