Lincoln Street Water Fight
a Soaking Success
The 14th Annual July 4th Lincoln Street Water Fight was the
BEST EVER this year with about seventy people participating.
Meeting at high noon in the middle of the street (safer than
it sounds because the street was closed to traffic that day),
the carnage began with a wild exchange of water balloons,
hose sprays, Super Squirter attacks, rampaging bucket brigades,
excited kids, hose-wielding adults, and barking dogs. This
continued for about an hour.
Consensus this year was that the East Side won. Some wag
(Jane Simmons?) had written on the street with railroad chalk
– THE WEST SIDE IS TOOPID! – and this did wonders
for East Siders’ morale.
After the water fight proper, participants picked up several
thousand balloon fragments, went home to shower and dress
and have lunch, and then reconvened at the nearby Central
Elementary School playground where a rousing game of softball
went on for about two hours. The final score was 187 to 149,
although no one is sure which team got which score.
Later in the afternoon, Lincoln Street residents reconvened
in the middle of the street again for a block-party picnic
with food being grilled on several barbecue grills. Everyone
agreed that the food this year was the BEST EVER.
Everyone at the picnic agreed that the 2005 Lincoln Street
Water Fight was the BEST EVER. (And everyone looks forward
to viewing photos and watching videos of the water fight this
December at the Simmons’s annual Christmas Open House
when the temperature is below freezing.) Later on the 4th
of July, everyone went down the street to watch the fireworks
from the Boulder County Fairgrounds and once again, everyone
agreed that the fireworks were the BEST EVER.
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