Inaugural Mud Day Well Attended At Ponca State Park, International Mud Day Began In 2009

PONCA – Last Saturday marked International Mud Day where over 180 guests visited Ponca State Park.

Fun was had by all on Saturday, June 29 with a mud obstacle course, mudslide and a mud play area.

A total of 183 participants attended.

Guests of all ages customized t-shirts as take-home souvenirs from the day’s fun. They also created mud paintings, pollinator mud balls and mud pies.

Winners of the mud pie contest were Cameri Jones (six) from Sioux City, IA and Deven Magensen (nine) form Lincoln, NE.

Jones (left) and Magensen awarded winners in the Mudd Pie contest.

International Mud Day is celebrated around the world each year on June 29 as the very first Mud Day was held in 2009 in Australia.

Plans are underway for the Second annual Ponca State Park International Mud Day in 2020 where “The Mud Washes Off, but the Memories Remain”.

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