Saturday, February 10, 2018
Tug of War: a contest in which two teams pull against each other at opposite ends of a rope with the object of pulling the middle of the rope over a mark on the ground, or, as at Shiver Elk River, pulling the other team into cold, cold, cold water.
Last year, there was an epic battle for bragging rights between rival Fire Departments from Elk River and Big Lake, with Big Lake taking home the trophy.
What happens when an irresistible force meets an unmovable object? The ice is super-slippery but the teams are determined NOT to go in the water. All the action happens just before the Shiver Plunge. Be there to cheer on your favorite. You really want to see this!
Someone will be going into the water, again!
Photos courtesy of Jennifer Wagner and Katie Shatusky