OCEAN SHORES, Wash. - Saturday, August 31st the city of Ocean Shores kicks off the “Old Fashioned Labor Day Picnic and a Paddle A Thon.” The Action Committee for Tourism and local business sponsors host this picnic and human powered boating event for all ages at North Bay Park near the Ocean Shores Airport. The Paddle A Thon kicks off at 9 a.m. with registration for the human powered boating events. The Old Fashioned Labor Day Picnic starts at 11 a.m.
The Paddle A Thon requires participants to register and pay a $5 insurance fee, provide their own life jacket and a whistle, for safety. Once that is accomplished several races and events await the Human Powered Boat participants. These include: the 10 a.m. 6-Mile race, the Noon 2-Mile race, the 12:30 Poker Paddle. The racing day ends with a 3 p.m. Wacky boat race. Events will wind up at 3:30 p.m.
The Old Fashioned Labor Day Picnic features live music, an old fashioned soap box for the “politically minded,” as well as a “Shower Splash” for those who want to comment on the state of the shower victims by splashing them with cold water. The Lighthouse Family Clinic is sponsoring the Shower Splash and will be on hand to offer free blood pressure checks and other health information for all ages. Raffle drawings will be held each half-hour for prizes and surprises.
The younger set can participate in the Community Club’s Human Hamster Ball races, or on the Pacific Bank sponsored Fire Engine “bouncer” for tots. A first for this year is a five-in-one bouncer for the older kids sponsored by Playtime Family Fun. Old fashion Cow Milking, Duck Races, Sack Races and Water Balloons are also available. And food, with several booths serving up picnic fare including those famous Lion’s Club burgers and the IGA sponsored Watermelon Eating Contest, which starts on the hour all day long. The picnic ends at 3 p.m.
Canoes, tandem and single Kayaks are available for rent from Doug of Waterway Adventures who will have all those items available on site. All items on-site are for display, demo and rental.
Food, fun and prizes galore for the young, and the young at heart, abound at this Old Fashioned Labor Day Picnic and Paddle A Thon in Ocean Shores. For more information see http://www.oceanshoresact.com/ or contact Lynda Miller at 360 289-3887.
Ocean Shores "Old Fashion Labor Day Picnic and Paddle A Thon"
Fun and activities for all ages
Date: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Time: Paddle: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Picnic: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Place: North Bay Park, Ocean Shores, WA
Free Admission. Additionsl Information: 360-289-3887
The Action Committee for Tourism (ACT) and the Business’s of Ocean Shores combine to present the “Old Fashioned Labor Day Picnic & Paddle A Thon”. This event combines the fun and excitement of Human Powered Boat Races, Poker Paddle, and Wacky Boat Races with all the fun, games, and excitement of an Old Fashioned Picnic.
Enjoy the Pacific Bank Fire Dept. Bouncer for the Tots, or race one of the Community Club’s sponsored Human Hamster Balls. There will be Cow Milking, Duck Races, Sack Races, and a Water Balloon Fight. This Year a new 5/1 Bouncer for the older children is being sponsored by Playtime Family Fun. Or enter the always popular IGA sponsored Watermelon Eating Contest held every hour from 11:00 to 3:00. Lighthouse Family Medical Clinic will be on hand offering free Blood Pressure Checks, and other free health information.
Come and see how the poor victim survives the new “Shower Splash”
Meanwhile those interested in Human Powered Boat Races may begin registration at 9:00, with the first 6 mile race scheduled at 10:00 am. All Participants are required to pay a $5.00 Insurance Fee and provide their own Life Jackets and Whistle for Safety. A 2 mile race will be held at 12:00 followed by the Poker Paddle at 12:30 and a final “Wacky Race” at 3:00.
There will be Canoes, and Tandem and Single Kayaks available for rent provided by Doug of Waterway Adventures.
There will be delicious food supplied by the Lions or you may bring your own Picnic Basket. Other Picnic Fare will be available and sold by area vendors. Prizes and surprises abound.
For a Fun Day and A Great way to say farewell to Summer don’t miss the “Old Fashioned Labor Day Picnic & Paddle A Thon”, Saturday August 31st at North Bay Park.
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