Monday, August 16, 2010
If it's August in Suskeegach, then it must be the Blueberry Festival. And if it's the Blueberry Festival, then it must be slugs. As in the Annual Slug Race. That's when kids of all ages gather slugs from inside mailboxes, under rocks, along a stream or anywhere they can be found. Plop it/them into a traveling home - a plastic container of some sort - and then you're off to the race. First is the weigh-in and then the fun begins. The entrants are plopped in the center circle of an elevated square wooden racetrack. The first one to slime its way to the outer, larger circle is -- the WINNER!