Frog Jump Festival, Ohio

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The traditional Frog Jump festival was held on August 15, 2010, in Valley City, Ohio. For more than 45 years, Valley City has been jumping for joy when frogs take to the pavement to test their leg strength in a peculiar festival that celebrates their leaping abilities. More than two thousand people gather annually to partake in the fun. Frog owners often bring their slimy competitors in old coffee cans, coolers and jars. There are about 600 frogs entered into the contest by toddlers, retirees and everyone in-between. Trophies are awarded to the winners. Food, beverage and souvenirs are available as well as music and games.

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The organizers say:

The purpose of the Frog Jump Festival is to have a thoroughly enjoyable family fun day for the community and for our visitors. Our measure of success comes when we see kids, parents and grandparents all leave happily at the end of the day, satisfied, with full tummies, and glad they attended again this year. Some are lucky enough to be carrying one or more trophies. It is also the major fund raising event of the year for the Chamber. These funds are then used to benefit the community.

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[via SI Vault]

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