Lucas Founders Day Event Becomes Puddle Palooza
May 11, 2019 - The much anticipated City of Lucas annual Founders Day Celebration was held in a smaller scale than originally planned at the rain soaked Lucas Community Park. The rain stopped in time for the wet down of the greatly celebrated Engine 861. Council members, led by Mayor Jim Olk, gave a nod to the historical firefighter’s bucket brigade as they flung personalized buckets of water onto the engine. Lee Ford, who was to be the Grand Marshall in the parade, also participated in the wet down ceremony. Attendees were given souvenir towels and invited to dry off the engine.
Many of the attractions that were planned had to be canceled due to the copious amount of rain that fell previous to the event. However, the hamburgers and hot dogs were in constant flux at the grill. Mini-golf was a huge success complete with a John Wayne themed hole. Kids and adults found great amusement jumping in the puddles. Faces were painted and balloons were twisted. There was no drought on smiles and community spirit at the Lucas Founders Day celebration.