'Geriatrics' team wins Tug-of-War on DL beach

And Doc & the Scrubs drew a big crowd at the City Park Bandshell during the Northwest Water Carnival on Tuesday night.

tug of war geriatrics (use).jpg
The Senior Geriatrics team dug deep and worked together well to win the Tug-of-War contest Tuesday on the beach near the Pavilion. (Nathan Bowe/Tribune)

The Tug-of-War kicked up a lot of dust on the beach near the Pavilion, and the sweet sounds of Doc & the Scrubs floated over the crowd at the City Park Bandshell, as the Jaycees' Northwest Water Carnival continued Tuesday evening.

A battle-hardened team named the Senior Geriatrics — tough like an old oak tree — won the Tug-of-War, defeating the strong young pups on the J-Crete concrete construction team.

tug of war J crete (use).jpg
The J-Crete concrete construction team came in second in the Tug-of-War contest Tuesday in the Jaycees Water Carnival. (Nathan Bowe/Tribune)

Meanwhile, the audience for Doc & the Scrubs filled the hillside overlooking the Bandshell and soaked in the music and the sunshine.


fans (use).jpg
A big audience showed up for the Doc & the Scrubs concert at the Bandshell in City Park Tuesday evening. (Nathan Bowe/Tribune)

Tonight (Wednesday) the always-popular water fights, where two teams battle with high-pressure fire department hoses to push a suspended ball across the centerline, will be happening at the City Park.

The junior water fights run from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the adult water fights start at 7 p.m., with registration at 6 p.m.

In the 2019 Water Carnival, the Detroit Lakes Fire Department "rookies" used their expertise with the fire hose to put their competitors on the run during the opening round match. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)

Also today, there’s an ice cream social at 6 p.m. in the City Park.

And The Heartshakers, a Tom Petty tribute band, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Historic Holmes Theatre (806 Summit Ave.).

Most events are free admission with a water carnival button, but tickets for the concert are $30.


What To Read Next
Get Local