For those that aren’t aware, our region is overflowing with awesome attractions. While our office in Brunswick may seem quiet and tranquil, we really do love getting involved in the community and keeping active. One of the upcoming events we’re super excited to be involved in is the Valley City Frog Jump.
The event takes place August 19, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. Locals capture frogs, assign them inspirational names like Lollihops or Jeremiah (cue the soundtrack), and then they see whose frog can jump the furthest. Festivities begin around 11 a.m. and should conclude by 6 p.m.
And, if you’re wondering, mistreatment of these gorgeous creatures is grounds for disqualification.
The event takes place at Liverpool Mill Stream Park, which can be found at 1200 Maple Street. Admission and parking are, of course, free.
We’ll be at the event for the first time this year, and we’ll be offering chair massages to those that visit with us. However, if this is your first time visiting, you may be wondering just how such an unusual event was started.
According to the Frog Jump Official Site, the event has a long history:
In 1962 a group of residents was planning for the Sesquicentennial (150th) Celebration of the settling of Liverpool Township (Valley City). They discussed the desire for some event for the children. Andy Neff suggested Mark Twain’s famous story, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”. Duane Naftzger thought this was a fine idea. And so a tradition was begun.
So there you have it! Mark your calendar, because this is one event you won’t want to miss.