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'Super Muddy Heroes' theme of 2010 Mud Bowl, Sept. 10 - 12

29th annual Tournament of Mud Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Sept. 11

Mud Bowl, the world championships of mud football, will return to Hog Coliseum in North Conway Friday through Sunday, Sept. 10 to 12, and will include the 29th annual Tournament of Mud Parade on Saturday at 10 a.m., zany halftime entertainment, and loads of fun in the renowned knee-deep mud. As always, proceeds from the event will benefit local charities. Mountain Ear File Photo. (click for larger version)
August 19, 2010
One of the highlights of the weekend-long celebration of good clean fun in knee deep mud is the 29th annual Tournament of Mud Parade on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. Serving as grand marshal of the 2010 Tournament of Mud Parade is longtime Mount Washington Valley jeweler and Super Muddy Hero Brian Smith of North Country Fair Jewelers. Any time there is a community cause, Smith has been there, aiding such organizations as Carroll County Retired Senior Volunteer Program, the North Conway Day Care Center or the North Conway Community Center, Mud Bowl's three primary beneficiaries.

The always colorful parade will feature floats created by all nine participating Mud Bowl teams, bands, belly dancers, fire trucks, and floats entered by community organizations. Prizes are offered for first, second and honorable mention in the Open and Team Class. Prizes are awarded to the winners' charity of choice. Prize amounts are $250, $150 and $100.The parade is sponsored by longtime Mud Bowl sponsors Amoskeag Beverages, Inc., distributors of Miller Lite Beer. For registration information, contact parade chair Bobbe Steele-Marotta at 496-4404 or Ryan Sommer at North Conway Community Center at 356-2096. Deadline for entry is Wednesday, Sept. 1.

Three-day tickets to the world championships of mud football serve as raffle prize entries. Volunteers interested in helping are urged to call Jackie Howe at 356-5213 or Ryan Sommer at 356-2096. Tickets are on sale in advance at The Met, the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, Hannaford, the Cigar Emporium, Discount Beverages, the Ham Arena and Believe in Books. Non-profit groups which sell tickets in advance receive 25 percent of the proceeds. Call Sommer at 356-2096 if interested in helping out.

Martin Lord Osman
Varney Smith
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