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US kids get down and dirty at Mud Day event

US kids get down and dirty at Mud Day event
Children run into the mud in during the annual Mud Day event. Photo: AP
Published: 3:19 PM, July 10, 2013
Updated: 8:40 AM, July 11, 2013

WESTLAND (Michigan) - Here’s mud in your eye. And your hair, back and legs.

It was a mother’s nightmare and a kid’s fantasy come true. Hundreds of children yesterday (July 9) jumped into a 75-by-150-foot mud pit as part of the 26th annual Mud Day at a park in the Detroit suburb of Westland.

Events included wheelbarrow races and a game of limbo.

A panel of judges selected a king and queen, based on their creative uses of mud.

Emily Cunningham of Riverview was chosen Queen of Mud.

A crown was placed atop the 8-year-old’s head, which was caked in mud and adorned with leaves and a stick. She says, “It’s fun getting mud all over you.”

And after it was over, the Western Wayne Hazmat team was there to hose off the kids. AP