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A great day for toads

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After an unseasonably cold, wet start to May, the sun made an appearance yesterday and the temperature warmed enough for a light sweater to suffice outdoors. My husband and I were unable to resist making the 25-mile drive to Conway, Arkansas to peek in on the 32nd annual Toad Suck Daze festival. A free-admission event that has raised over a million dollars for local education projects, Toad Suck Daze is a three-day festival offering carnival rides and games, music and other entertainment, arts and crafts and other wares for sale in booths, lots and lots of food vendors — and the famous toad races.

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It was a beautiful day for an outing, and we had a great time. When our kids were young, they enjoyed the rides and games at the festival, but hubs and I like people watching and chatting with vendors — not to mention savoring all the yummy aromas coming from the many food stands. I’ve always thought carnival food smells even better than it tastes.

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There were plenty of things to do and see to entertain all ages. Some a bit distracting for a romance writer …

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But, I digress.

The highlight of the day for us, as always, were the toad races. The Toadmaster led off with a rousing rendition of the Toadie Woadie Dance:

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Followed by the thrilling toad races:

Waiting for the signal
Waiting for the signal

Get ready ... get set ... Toad!

Looks like a winner!
Looks like a winner!

As always, John and I had a great time at the Toad Suck Daze festival, a fun day for a great cause. Now it’s back to work, but maybe I’ll be humming “Do the Toadie Woadie” while I write today.

Cheering on the toads!
Cheering on the toads!

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