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Waddington’s Redneck Games is still seeking teams

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WADDINGTON –Redneck Winter Games organizers are still searching for teams to join in the fun.

Beginning at noon Feb. 17, teams will compete in a series of mini competitions including the toilet paper relay, ladies’ frying pan toss, turkey bowling, hay bale throw, toilet seat horseshoes, and redneck bull riding to win points.

The two teams with the most points by the end of the competition will go one-on-one in a tug of war for the rights to be called “Grand Champion Redneck.”

The trickiest of competitions will be the toilet paper relay, St. Lawrence River Showdown Committee Chairperson Deanna Shampine said Friday.

“You have to travel from one side of the course with the plunger between your knees to the other,” Ms. Shampine said. “Then your teammate has to try to hook the toilet paper on the plunger. It will be very funny to watch.”

The tournament is $100 per four-person team. To register on the day of the event, the cost is $125. All team members must be 16 or older, and each team must have one female or one man dressed as a girl to participate in the Ladies’ Frying Pan Toss.

“We’re still looking for teams,” Ms. Shampine said. “Currently nine teams are signed up to compete. We’re hoping to have 20 all together.”

Ms. Shampine said prizes will be awarded to best champion redneck team and best-dressed team.

“We’ve decided to keep those prizes a secret until the day of the event,” she said.

Another surprise will include something called, “redneck bull riding,” Ms. Shampine said.

“I can’t tell you what it is yet, but let’s just say it is a lot of fun,” she said.

Proceeds will support the Bassmaster Elite Series: St Lawrence River Showdown. The St. Lawrence River Showdown Committee is hoping to raise $100,000 to host the event, Ms. Shampine said.

For $5, onlookers can watch the games and participate in the silent auction, raffles, and kids’ games. Skip’s Auto Repair, Towing, & U-Haul Dealer, Potsdam, donated boxes to make a homemade maze for children.

Entertainment will include Playback, Atomic Precipitation, Amy Rivera, Sudden Impact with special guest Lacey Stoddard, and The Max Ryder Band. Todd Truax from Q-Country 102.9 will deejay and serve as master of ceremonies.

The event will be held at JC’s River Run Bar & Grill and the Donald M. Martin Civic Center. The village will lift its open container policy for the area of the games on the day of the event.

For more information, call Bob at 600-7533 or Claire at 600-0670.

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