Thursday, December 29, 2016

ANNUAL OUT DOOR APPLE BOBBING CONTEST COULD BE PUT ON ICE

WITH WIND CHILL TEMPS FORECAST TO BE IN THE MINUS 30 DEGREE RANGE ON NEW YEARS DAY, SOME ARE CALLING FOR A STOP TO THE PLANNED APPLE BOBBING CONTEST IN BRIDGEPORT PARK....

BRIDGEPORT, MN.

Newly elected Bridgeport mayor, Goen Styckit is facing his first test as a civil servant this weekend.  With forecasters saying the harsh winter winds coming this weekend could freeze the faces of festive contestants bobbing for apples, many are saying Mayor Styckit should post pone the event until June.  Others are saying it's a part of our New Years Day festival and it should go on as planned.
Jackson Frost after the "bob"
Last year's winner, Jackson Frost would not comment about what Styckit should do, but protested the use of green apples in last year's contest.  "The green apples were harder to bite into," he said.  "I had to keep my head in the water longer and ended up damned near freezing my (expletive) face off!"

Bridgeport has been hosting a New Years day apple bobbing contest in the park every year for twenty years.  It has been just in the last few years that contestants have started suing the city over frostbite and frozen face issues.
The worse case the city faced was settled out of court.  Attempts to reach the plaintiff, who now lives on Maui were unsuccessful.

OFF THE WALL news will report the Mayor's decision as soon as it becomes available.  In the mean time, contestants are signing up and may are accompanied by their personal attorneys.




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