July 4th Water Fight!

My favorite Fourth of July event in Sitka is the water fight between the Stika Fire Department and Coast Guard.   A pony keg is set in the middle of the street and the teams use hoses to move the keg beyond the goal.  They also do a lot of spraying the crowds.  This year they added foam.  Everyone gets wet.  For first timers it can be a bit of a shock.  I was soaked and loved it.

The following pictures I call the Bill Buckner sequence.  I have never seen the keg go through the legs of the lead man before.  Most people wondered why I started laughing when I saw that.  I am showing my age.  That Mets/Sox series was in 1986.

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