Archive for Wednesday, August 1, 2001

The Bulldog Bash is back

August 1, 2001

The Bulldog Bash is back and Sept. 7 has been set as the date for Bash II. Last year was the inaugural year for the event which was started as a primary fundraiser to get junior high football off the ground in Baldwin.

Billed as a citywide tailgate party prior to the home football opener for the Baldwin Bulldogs, the Bash raised more than $15,000 to help get seventh and eighth grade football started in Baldwin. In addition, the Bash contributed $500 to assist the band with expenses on its trip to Orlando last year.

The format for Bash II will be similar to last year with a few minor changes. The event will again take place in the parking lot west of Liston Stadium beginning at 5 p.m. and ending at 6:30 p.m. A tasty barbeque featuring hot dogs, polish dogs, brats and various other "tailgate items" will be set up and ready to feed several hundred Bulldog fans. Games and contests where children of all ages will compete for prizes and gift certificates provided by local merchants will be held on the adjacent Baker softball field.

Live music, dancing and "interesting" entertainment will be provided by a variety of sources. Last year, the infamous "Six O'Clock Surprise" featured a shocking appearance by what appeared to be an Elvis Presley clone. Rumors continue to circulate about the "Six O'Clock Surprise" this year, but nothing has yet been confirmed.

Despite temperatures approaching 100 degrees last year, hundreds of "Bashers" showed up for the event and made the first Bulldog Bash a huge success.

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