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Vol. LXI, No. 14
July 10, 2009
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Annual Camp Fantastic Barbecue Features Duel

No Knights, So Long. Knights of Medieval Times duel before a live audience. No blood was shed and no swordsman was hurt in the making of this demonstration.
No Knights, So Long. Knights of Medieval Times duel before a live audience. No blood was shed and no swordsman was hurt in the making of this demonstration.

Bldg. 31’s patio took on a carnival atmosphere June 16 when the annual Camp Fantastic Barbecue set up shop. Coordinated by the Recreation and Welfare Association to benefit Special Love Inc.’s camp for children with cancer, the event was themed “Life is a carnival!”

A waxen JLo oversees activities at the BBQ. Attendees play carnival games to benefit Camp Fantastic

At left, a celebrity sighting? A waxen JLo oversees activities at the BBQ. At right, attendees play carnival games to benefit Camp Fantastic.

Below, the well-attended event sold out about midway through the lunch hours. Organizers deemed it a rousing success.

Te well-attended event sold out about midway through the lunch hours. Organizers deemed it a rousing success.
The afternoon featured hot dogs and barbecue from High Point Farm plus ice cream and popcorn, music by perennial favorite band Street Life, a duel between two Knights of Medieval Times and carnival games.

An unusually quiet, but glamorous “JLo” (a remarkable wax likeness of Jennifer Lopez courtesy of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum) oversaw it all and posed for photos with adoring fans.

The barbecue sold out at 12:30 p.m., by then accommodating patrons with pre-sold tickets only. Including lunch sales, a raffle, carnival games-playing and other charitable activities, the event raised close to $4,500—about enough to send eight kids to camp for a week.

“This year was a huge success,” said one of several R&W event organizers. “Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the event. We plan to make next year even bigger and better.”

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