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Water fight bar is raised higher

Published: Thursday, August 15th, 2013

If you happened to be one of the hundreds of spectators at this year’s Gold Discovery Parade you might have noticed that at least one class float has significantly raised the water fight bar to previously unseen heights.
The Class of 1983 celebrated its 30th reunion the Saturday morning of the parade by loading up a flatbed trailer with a 350-gallon water tank utilizing a unique 360-degree water line dispersing system. The system was built and designed by class member and contractor Craig Hindle of Custer. Wherever you were along the parade route, you were constantly in their water gun sights.
This has caused some spectators to wonder when is enough water enough. They don’t necessarily come to see the parade expecting to get soaked, especially on a less than summery day like we had this year. But, if you happen to be near a sideline water shooter, you may just find your innocent self in the direct or indirect line of fire.
In the 14 years we have been here to witness the parade, we have seen the classes go from squirt guns and water balloons to water canons, and,  now, to utilizing large water tanks as a water source. This ramping up of the water fights has happened because people along the route have armed themselves almost equally as well as those on the class floats.

If you happened to be one of the hundreds of spectators at this year’s Gold Discovery Parade you might have noticed that at least one class float has significantly raised the water fight bar to previously unseen heights.

The Class of 1983 celebrated its 30th reunion the Saturday morning of the parade by loading up a flatbed trailer with a 350-gallon water tank utilizing a unique 360-degree water line dispersing system. The system was built and designed by class member and contractor Craig Hindle of Custer. Wherever you were along the parade route, you were constantly in their water gun sights.

This has caused some spectators to wonder when is enough water enough. They don’t necessarily come to see the parade expecting to get soaked, especially on a less than summery day like we had this year. But, if you happen to be near a sideline water shooter, you may just find your innocent self in the direct or indirect line of fire.

In the 14 years we have been here to witness the parade, we have seen the classes go from squirt guns and water balloons to water canons, and,  now, to utilizing large water tanks as a water source. This ramping up of the water fights has happened because people along the route have armed themselves almost equally as well as those on the class floats.

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