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Photo submitted by Tenlee Lund, Activity Director, Longville Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.
It was raining buckets, which didn't bother Linda Kammueller.

Who doesn't love the smell of wet turtles?

Rain again! Another wet day at the Longville Turtle Races

Posted: June 23, 2011 - 1:55pm
The YMCA Dance is a crowd favorite, rain or shine.  Photo submitted by Tenlee Lund, Activity Director, Longville Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.
Photo submitted by Tenlee Lund, Activity Director, Longville Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.
The YMCA Dance is a crowd favorite, rain or shine.

 

A steady rain produced another wet track for the June 22 Turtle Races in Longville.

For an unprecedented third week in a row, participants and volunteers braved wet and chilly conditions during the weekly Longville event.

The first race of the day, the Chamber Resort Race, was won by Noah Glenzinski, age 10, of Downers Grove, Illinois, representing Little Boy Resort. Then it was off to the regular races. At the end of the day, two 14-year-olds triumphed over the field of 175 competitors. Olivia Schmidt, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, earned Grand Champion honors, and Anthony Mueller, of St. Paul, Minnesota, won the title of Grand Slowpoke.

Pre-race activities included hula-hoop contests, the Chicken Dance, the YMCA dance sponsored by Camp Olson YMCA, the Macarena and the Hokey-Pokey. Volunteers also manned the many turtle race games, providing fun for all ages.

The Longville Turtle Races are held every Wednesday, rain or shine, through Aug. 24. Registration, games and contests begin at 1 p.m., with racing heats beginning at 2 p.m. Bring your own turtle (the shell must measure at least 4 inches) or you can rent one at the races.