One of the events our support group does to celebrate the end of the school year is host Field Days in the park; a day of races and physical contests along with fellowship time. This was our first year to attend and I was impressed and amazed--both with the number of attendees and the organization.
I had an inkling at the creativity and size of the contests when the organizer put out word she needed a farmer to bring two rolls of baled hay for the obstacle course.
There we almost three hundred people at the park, some fathers took vacation to attend. Everyone got a nametag with a colored dot to indicate from what town in the county they hailed. Everyone had their age or grade level on the tag in one of four colors to indicate which team they would be one in that level.
By far the favorite event was musical buckets! Sets of buckets filled with water were placed in rings throughout the park. Boomboxes with Christian music were set to blaring and when the music stopped ......
The younger kids had such tiny tushes that they would sink in the bucket up to their armpits. Then they were stuck like upside-down turtles until an adult could stop laughing long enough to pull them out.