Thursday, August 4, 2011


A frisbee made by Wham-O.Image via Wikipedia First ever Disc Golf Tournament to highlight many events
WEBBER — The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Lovewell Marina at Lovewell State Park are sponsoring the annual Lovewell Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 6. A new addition to the day’s events is the first ever Disc Golf Singles Tournament. Eighteen holes will be played beginning at 9 a.m. Competitors need to register at the park office by 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. The tournament will have two divisions: youth (15 and younger) and adult (16 and older). A $5 entry fee is due at time of registration, fully refunded to the first three places in each age division.

The Co-ed Mud Volleyball Tournament begins at 10 a.m. This event is double-elimination with a $20 entry fee per team and a 10-team limit. Pre-registration for the mud volleyball tournament is requested at the Lovewell State Park Office by August 4.

Other events scheduled for the Fun Day include minnow races at 10 a.m. at the marina, log races at noon at the Pioneer Day use Area (playground), water balloon toss at 2 p.m., waterslide contest at 3 p.m., and a Frisbee-throwing contest at 4 p.m. These events are for all ages.

In addition, an Outdoor Cook-off Contest will be held at the Pioneer Day Use area. Pre-registration is required by August 4 at 6 p.m. at the park office. Each cooker must cook 100 1-ounce servings for the judges. Judges will be chosen from the first 100 people who contribute $5 for a taste-testing ticket. Donations are used for prizes at Lovewell State Park’s special events throughout the year. Judging tickets will be available at the cook-off area beginning at 5 p.m., and judging will start at 6 p.m. and end at 6:30 p.m. Additional samples will be available, depending on availability of food entries. (If too few entrants register, this event may be cancelled.)

To check on the status of any of these events or for more information, phone Lovewell State Park at 785-753-4971. A vehicle permit is required to enter the park. Daily permits are $4.20, annual permits $24.70.

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