Redneck games to highlight fling
NATCHEZ — Aspiring Olympians can display well-honed talents of outhouse racing and pig-feet bobbing at Saturday’s Redneck Olympics at Adams County Christian School’s third-annual Spring Fling.
The Southern style games are just one of the attractions at the event, which will kick off outdoors at 11 a.m. and end with a catfish dinner, auction and womanless beauty pageant in the gym starting at 5 p.m, Spring Fling Chairwoman Melanie Sojourner said.
New to this year’s fling will be an outdoors flea and farmer’s market from 11 to 5 p.m.
“We have 20 venders selling everything from homemade candles to fresh produce, vegetables and a book sale,” Sojourner said.
Other activities will include bungee trampoline, face painting, bounce house, mechanical bull, giant waterslide and car smash.
Students have also prepared a skit and dance.
Redneck Adventures will be hosting the Olympic games, which will also include a lawnmower race and cow-patty tug-of-war.
ACCS soccer coach and Redneck Adventures co-host Jimmy Allgood said the Olympics are one of the most fun events the TV show hosts all year.
“The smiles on the kids’ faces are very rewarding,” Allgood said.
The womanless beauty pageant starting at 5 p.m. will feature 23 gussied up high school boys wearing their finest dresses, Sojourner said.
A catfish dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and the live auction and silent will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Auction items up for bid include a turkey hunt for two, a spa package, certificates to local shops and restaurants, a “Natchez night out,” complete with dinner, a stay at a bed and breakfast and more.
The event is fun for the entire Miss-Lou, but it also serves as the biggest fundraiser of the year for ACCS, Sojourner said.
Proceeds from the past two years combined have earned approximately $50,000 for academic improvements for the school.
Allgood said the day of fun is for a good cause.
“We’ll use (proceeds) to purchase new educational tools, such as more SMART Boards, which we’ve been (buying) for the past several years,” Allgood said.
Sojourner said approximately 600 to 700 people have attended past years and she expects a good turnout.
“Each year has grown and gotten bigger; we’ve been very pleased,” she said.
“It’s just a really fun field day of activities and a good Christian family atmosphere,” Sojourner said.
“The whole family can come out and spend the day together; the weather is supposed to be beautiful, and it all goes to a great cause.”