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16 teams tangle in Family Farm Olympics PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Trey Bennett maneuvers the small tricycle around the cones during Friday night’s Family Farm Olympics at the Phillips County fairgrounds.  —Enterprise photo

Sixteen teams of four competed against each other during Family Farm Olympics Friday, July 26 at the Phillips County fairgrounds as they pedalled, pushed and sprinted through a series of relay obstacles.

Many kids had troubles maneuvering the wheelbarrow through the cones, but Allie Thompson makes her way through the obstacles with little problem.  —Enterprise photo

Participants began by zigzagging their way through cones on a tricycle. From there they flipped or rolled a tire to a water bucket where they filled a smaller bucket and headed to the next stop in the race.

Next they carred an egg on a spoon in their mouths to the next stop where they loaded a wheelbarrow full of bricks. Participants then weaved through cones with the wheelbarrow. Once completed, a teammate started where the first participant ended, completing the same tasks but in the opposite order before the next two on the team finished out the race.

Alyssa Lock keeps both eyes fixated on the egg on her spoon as she races to the next stage of the races during Family Farm Olympics.  —Enterprise photo

Children and adults alike were very competitive in the races, cheering on teammates throughout the entire event. For participating, children were rewarded with 4-H stickers and candy.

Taylor Hendrix gets through the tire flipping section of the relay as quickly as possible during the Family Farm Olympics relay races.  —Enterprise photo

Holyoke Enterprise August 8, 2013