If anything, the rain cleaned things up a bit as it washed over mud-bespeckled kids enjoying a break from the usual routine.
It’s a tradition going back 15 years – or maybe even 20 years, the way some remember it – and a tradition embraced enthusiastically by participants at the flooded Clinton farm.
“I like that high school’s more mellow,” said Jacob Record, a senior council member on the scene early. “It’s fun to be able to do things that unite the school and create life-long friendships, things you’ll always want to remember.”
Besides the mud event, activities included painting the streets around the school, a “splat” session with paint, powder-puff football, a tailgate party, football game and – where kids were sure to be cleaned up – the traditional formal dance.
This year’s activities were also geared to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary. Former students were invited to wear 50th celebration shirts at the “Blackout” football game and participate in a golf event and picnic on Saturday.