Duck Tape Festival

This really doesn't have much to do with technology but more along the lines of ingenuity. I recently attended the 2008 Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival. Yes that's right a DUCK TAPE FESTIVAL.
The Duck Tape Festival is 2 day festival celebrating duck tape and all of it's wonderful uses. There was plenty to do at the festival, there was rides for the kids, a beer tent for the adults, and plenty sculptures made from duck tape.

While I was there I spoke with a young lady named Abby Doud, Abby came all the way from Chicago just to show off her prom dress and tux that she made from Duck Tape. If she wins the contest she will receive a 3000 scholarship for school next year. Please if you can go on and vote for Abby at she is entry number 4080. This girl deserves to win, she spent 650 hours on her prom dress made completely out of Duck Tape.

On Saturday morning, you will see many roads closed in Avon. This is due to the Duck Tape parade. The Duck Tape parade is a parade where the floats are made solely out of Duck Tape. This year there was several really cool entrants. I am proud to say that the float that won has won 3 out of 3 times they entered, and for good reason. The winner of the 2008 Duck Tape Parade was KMU Trucking and Excavating. KMU's float was a full size replica of a John Deere Back Hoe. This was not just a Duck Tape Sculpture, the thing actually moved. As the float moved through the parade route it raised and lowered the bucket pulling treasure out of the treasure chest. There is no secret as to why they one. The creativity and man power that went into this float was unbelievable.

This was a really cool event and a great way to celebrate the tape that holds our lives together. I encourage anyone in or around the Cleveland area to go to the Duck Tape festival. You will not be disappointed. That's it for now,

T.J. Houston