Michigan kids get down and dirty at annual Mud Day
by Associated Press Wire
July 09, 2013 03:45 PM | 1154 views | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Zach Miller, 10, of Livonia, wipes his face with mud in Westland, Mich., Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Hundreds of kids enjoyed the annual Mud Fest event in the 7-by-150-foot mud pit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Zach Miller, 10, of Livonia, wipes his face with mud in Westland, Mich., Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Hundreds of kids enjoyed the annual Mud Fest event in the 7-by-150-foot mud pit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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Allissa Sudak, 12, of Monroe plays in the mud in Westland, Mich., Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Hundreds of kids enjoyed the annual Mud Day event in a 7-by-150-foot mud pit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) — Here's mud in your eye. And your hair, back and legs.

It was a mother's nightmare and a kid's fantasy come true. Hundreds of children on Tuesday jumped into a 75-by-150-foot mud pit as part of the 26th annual Mud Day at a park in the Detroit suburb of Westland.

Events included wheelbarrow races and playing limbo.

A panel of judges selected a king and queen, based on their creative uses of mud.

Emily Cunningham of Riverview was chosen Queen of Mud.

A crown was placed atop the 8-year-old's head, which was caked in mud and adorned with leaves and a stick. She says, "It's fun getting mud all over you."

And after it was over, the Western Wayne Hazmat team was there to hose off muddy children.



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