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Sublette Examiner
Volume 2, Number 10 - June 6, 2002
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Not to be outdone by their older Puncher and Lady Puncher siblings and classmates, these future Big Piney track stars signed up for the grueling rolling chair relay at last Wednesday's Big Piney Elementary School Play Day.
All play and no work

by Jim Carbley

While it's been said that all work and no play make Jack a dull boy, it appeared that the all play and no work agenda at last Wednesday afternoon's traditional Big Piney Elementary School Play Day held behind the school just two days before the end of the school year, made all the Jacks and Jills happy little boys and girls.

The Play Day divided the kids into six teacher-managed teams competing for fun in a crazy mix of seven events: the shoe kick/wheel-barrow race, backward/forward race, spoon and egg relay, rolling chair relay, Frisbee throw, water ballon volleyball, and sometimes most important event, the restroom break.

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Despite the danger of getting egg on their face, to say nothing of their feet, shoes and clothes, these daring young competitors forged ahead in the spoon and egg relay.

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While the object of the shoe kick was to see who could kick their Nikes the furthest, the real challenge came when the kids spread out and tried to find matching pairs of footwear among the dozens of mixed up pairs scattered over the lawn.

Photo credits:  Jim Carbley

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