Bullthistle look-alike contest 07.28.10

Written by David Green.

Take on the appearance of a bullthistle and win 50 bucks.

That’s all there is to it—that and a little loss of pride, perhaps.

The Fayette Bull Thistle Committee is offering a $50 prize for the best bullthistle look-alike costume. The winner will be determined by audience applause during judging on the festival stage at 2 p.m. Aug. 7.

Area residents are urged to be creative with cloth, paper, body paint—whatever it takes to create a winning costume.

This year’s festival will feature singer Bob Wurst, along with the class rock band “Signature.”

The festival kicks off with the annual Royal Bull Thistle Parade through town. The action then moves to Normal Grove for food, games, entertainment, arts and crafts sales and more.

A 5K run and walk is scheduled at 8 a.m. and three-on-three basketball gets underway at 1 p.m.

The festival wraps up Saturday with fireworks at Harrison Lake beginning at dusk. A church service is scheduled in the Grove the next morning at 10:30 a.m.

See next week’s Observer for a full schedule.

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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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