May 3, 2008

Airborne Mullets of Panacea

Before clouds creeped over the Gulf horizon this afternoon, kids and adults got to throw mullets more than a hundred feet--almost into the surf!To the winner went...bragging rights.

Some used a softball style spinning windup, others an overhand throw, and the rest just closed their eyes and hoped they didn't peg somebody in the face.

One kid almost hit me with a mullet! I jumped back and it landed right at my feet--my camera in perfect position for a close-up.

Without a doubt, the smell of thawing mullet was the signature delight of the festival, which included all the usual fair dishes: turkey legs, corn dogs, fresh lemonade, etc.

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