Article 008 c.1954
"Kids Cry-"Let's Do It Again."
"Let's do it again." That seemed to be the general
attitude of more
than 600 children and parents Friday following the Detroit Westward-
of Parks and Recreation's huge water carnival at Patton Memorial
Parents of children 7-16 years of age were highly
pleased with the opportunity
given their children to compete in strictly novice competition, while
children themselves had a rolicking time diving for pennies and
new experience for almost all of them.
A penny scramble was held during both the afternoon
and evening programs,
while the goldfish scramble concluded the day's events. Approximately
goldfish were tossed into the pool for about 60 contestants to
every one of them came out. It didn't take long, either. Cardboard
filled with water were given each contestant to put his fish in, and
of the youngsters came back to Patton Saturday to show Joe Mracna,
co-director, that their fish was still alive.
The afternoon program determined the six finalists for
each of the 20
events for boys and girls. First, second, and third place finishers in
the finals received medals--gold, silver, and bronze respectively,
fourth, fifth, and sixth place was worth a ribbon. There were about 200
actual entries in the carnival.
Two young ladies from the St. Clair Swimming Club,
Carrole and Marie
Jordan, gave an exhibition of the kind of synchronized swimming that
them the Junior National Championship this year. Both duet and solo
were presented in a sparkling performance.
Notable performances by Patton swimmers:
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Boys (7 and 8): Dennis Manrique-25yd freestyle 2nd place, ping-pong
race 2nd place.
Boys (11 and 12): Phillip Moosekian-25yd freestyle 4th place, balloon
Bobby Moosekian-25yd freestyle 5th place, balloon race 2nd place