Great time at the midnight swim. We had over one hundred watch the highly educational “Sharknado”, and then 90 folks chose to swim afterwards. The safer swimmer lighted buoys were used for the first time, and is was a really cool effect. We lost no one during the swim, but I believe there may have been a couple of suicide attempts during Sharknado (highly understandable for those that were listening to the dialog). We had six midnight swimmers that were first time swimmers, which is really bold. Seventeen people did the “dynamic duo” (midnight swim and 4th of July swim) up from 3 last year (this is what happens if you say you are going to take a picture). Audrey did her 500th crossing, and got silver capped, and Dave did his 900th crossing and got two pats on the back, plus an attaboy (sorry Dave no love given for #900).
A lottery drawing was done for those that have named carp (it’s still not too late to name a carp we still need around 90 more named). Brad Pace won big, winning the 100 Trillion dollar Zimbabwe note (don’t spend it all in one place Brad), as well as a Wonder Claw. Brad also won several towels, but he brought them as prizes and he didn’t what to carry them back home, so we had to keep pulling more names until Brad’s name didn’t come up (it took about 10 draws). Ron Davis won a towel and was present so he received it (but as of today he is still waiting to get it along with his 200K shirt which he never got three times) The others winners who were not present are Mike Mikovsky (Luther) won a wonder claw, Patrick (Blinky) won a Wonder Claw and the following folks all won nice beach towels Sean Dishman (Sean Jr.), Harry Raysia (Becca), Don Paradis (Wasabi), Maureen Powers (Slo Mo 2), Michael (Superfly) , Jay Madigan (Maccabee1), Mary Holloway (Dopey). So here’s the deal, winners have three weeks to pick up their prizes from Lucky or the prizes go back to the purgatory from whence they came (I don’t know exactly what this means, but it sounds dramatic and sophisticated. There will be more drawings and you still have time to name a carp and get into the drawing. NAME YOUR CARP HERE