Saturday, January 8, 2005

FRUITCAKE TOSS

Rocky's school choir performed at the 10th Annual Great Fruitcake Toss in Manitou Springs this morning.  After the kids sang 'The Everlasting Fruitcake' the contest began.  The first part of the competition was hand tossed fruitcakes.  Most of the hardy delicasies were tossed again and again and again without any sign of wear and tear.  Rocky managed to toss her fruitcake approximately 50 feet before the weight of the fossilized fruit succumbed to gravity.

Later the heavy artillery was brought out, catapults, slings... and yes, even a giant sling shot!  We brought our own launcher but were disqualified on the grounds that explosives were permitted... Agh!  Every party needs a pooper I suppose!  I wanted to enter the 'Human Fruitcake Toss', but Dickidoo was a bit too heavy for me to lift.  Okay, there really wasn't a 'human fruitcake' category, but there should be!

8 comments:

jcole16757 said...

So that's what fruitcakes are used for! I didn't think anyone ever actually ate them anyway.  That's hysterical, catapulting dickiedoo! hehe

mom23nca said...

THat is so funny!  10th annual fruitcake toss - what fun!

purplectigger said...

I'm so glad to find out there is a use for fruit cake, besides a door stop.
Great entry.
R.C.

piperacharmed1 said...

that sounds like alot of fun  : )
Tracie

mumma4evr said...

When stationed inthe Philippines, I owuld stop at the market, on my wat to work and get mangos for a nickel!
Becky

bosoxblue6993w said...

if they have a MEATLOAF toss ... I'm in!  Last year I WON the COOKIE TOSS ... after eating the freakin' meatloaf.

gatorspictures said...

LMAO!!

sunnyside46 said...

i have a theory that there is just one fruitcake & it gets passed around every yeat!
Marti