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Water Fight in Forest Hills!

July 2, 2010 Leave a comment

Wow, there really aren’t that many local Fourth of July activities here in Forest Hills. Why is that? I think that should change for sure.

Of all the ways folks celebrate the Fourth, there’s one event that I read about a few years ago that really stuck with me: A neighborhood water fight!

Now, before I get accused of promoting anarchy in the streets of Forest Hills, let me explain.

A sci-fi author I really like, Dan Simmons, says that each July Fourth the town where he lives in Colorado holds a public water fight. Anyone can join in. I don’t know all the details, but the way he describes it it sounds like they all have a great time. Here is the only link I was able to find with more information. It describes the one they held back in 2005: http://www.dansimmons.com/news/waterfight/july4_2005_waterfight.htm#

Not a bad idea. A crazy water fight on a street closed to traffic, then a softball game and then a block-party picnic. And maybe some fireworks later on to top things off? Not a bad way to spend a Fourth of July, huh?

Now would such a small-town event work in the big city? I think it would, after all, we here in FoHi have kind of a small town feel don’t we?

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