Redneck Olympics

Redneck Olympics

It was a day of food, fun, competition and giving back.
It was a day of food, fun, competition and giving back.

The Redneck Olympics made it's debut August 2nd.

It not only brought a community together, but also helped raise money for people affected by the Hutchinson County Fire.

Event creator Madeline Lyckman says, "dang, that looks like a good time.  I was like you'd better be there.  It's for a good cause."

She tells us she lost everything when the fire blazed through Hutchinson County, and what better way to bring a community together and raise money at the same time, then have the first ever Redneck Olympics.

"We have one table full of the redneck t-shirts and our redneck wine glasses and then we have a couple more booths with arts and crafts and the Sew So's.  She does quilts and what not and she's raffling off a big quilt, which is really sweet of her, Lyckman says."

Behind the Country Creek Bar there was a barbecue contest, live music and a silent auction.

But, that's not all..

Event goer Josh Blythe says, "we've got everything from the slip n' slide of course.  We've got two bands tonight coming out a little later.  We've got toilet seat horsehoes."

And we can't forget about the contests.

There was a watermelon eating contest and a beer belly wet t-shirt contest.

Vendor Vee Hill says, " I think it's important that not only Fritch, but all of the communities of the small towns, like i'm from Le Fors, help each other out."

Blythe says, "it brought everybody together."

Hill says, "just come on out and have fun."

Dizzy bat contests, a wheel barrel run, a best beard contest and turtle races are some more "Olympic" games.

Again, all the money raised will go toward Hutchinson County fire victims.

Lyckman says people in her community have been through a lot over the past few months and the Redneck Olympics is a fun way to remind folks that they're not alone, and raise money to help out at the same time.

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