METCALFE – Residents from all over the area geared up in their finest flannel shirts, ripped jeans and rubber boots Sat., June 16 to compete in the fifth annual Carleton County Redneck Games.
The object of the competition? To take part in a series of redneck-style challenges in teams of four to earn enough points to win the first place trophy.
These games included the beer bottle shooting gallery, the tote bag race, toilet seat horseshoes, beer can art and much more.
“We do this every year as a fundraiser for our club, the Carleton County Junior Farmers,” said Quintina Cuddihy, the club’s provincial and social director. “It’s a great way to bring everyone together in the community for a bit of fun, whether you grew up on a farm or not.”
After the teams have competed in the all the games, there’s one final challenge called The Amazing Race where competitors go on a scavenger hunt throughout the entire Metcalfe fairground.
“We literally send out the teams on a big hunt all around the fairgrounds,” said Cuddihy. “We also have other challenges for the teams including a questionnaire about the Carleton County Junior Farmers members. Also, each of the volunteers at the game have a different challenge for people including singing the alphabet in a redneck slur, worshipping them like a god, making animal mating calls and other silly challenges. They’re rated on creativity.”
The club usually raises funds for 4-H scholarships, items for the local food bank and renting out place like the bowling alley for seniors.
“It may not have gone completely as planned as we did start late, but it still turned out great,” said Cuddihy. “I’m very happy that everyone came out and supported a wonderfully fun event.”