St. Adolphe hosts mudfest


Nine month old Reid Cycay from St. Adolphe got pretty dirty along with his dad as they took in the mudslide set up during MudFest. 

By Marianne Curtis

It was the second time in over a decade since the community of St. Adolphe hosted a community festival and thanks to the weather the second annual mud festival was a huge success. The two day event called Mudfest 2012: A family messtival took place at the old community park on July 28 and 29.

According to organizers, the community came together in an effort to build community pride and raise “green” awareness through the two day mud fest last year. A group of volunteers successfully organized the program which included tons of fun, live entertainment and tons of mud.

With the support from multiple organizations, and limited funding MudFest become a reality. The event kicked off with a MudCake Breakfast (pancakes with treats) followed by a mudslide, mudpit activities for all ages, tug of war, mini-golf, kids tent, sand playhill and a mud sculpture contest. A second slide just for the  kiddies was added this year.

Also new this year was the zombie run. MAR 2012 was a zombie-infested, 3.5 Km obstacle course run. Runners wore flag-football style belts with flags. Runners making it across the finish line with at least one flag were declared winners.

Saturday evening events included a community BBQ, and beer gardens featuring live entertainment. Sunday was a wellness day with a Family Scavenger Hunt, yoga in the Park  and an outdoor church service followed by a community picnic lunch.

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