It’s open carry at Oak Park: Second Annual Water Gun Fight seeks competitors

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What happens when you combine water guns. a bunch of people, and the Minot Food Truck Festival?

You can find out this Sunday at Pride Minot’s Second Annual Water Gun Fight. The fight will take place at the same time as NDstrong’s Minot Food Truck Festival.

“We are looking forward to the myriad food choice,” Kylie Gamas, president of Pride Minot, said.

The event is open to all ages and is billed as being great for families.

When asked how the idea game about, Gamas said “the former [organization] president came up with it. He saw the world record for a water gun fight and it motivated him to make this event.”

The world record is currently 3,875 people. Last year, there were more than 525 participants and Pride is hoping to attract even more this year.

“We’re hoping with school starting and the college kids back in town, more people will be around for it. We also think the food trucks will help pull out a bigger crowd,” Gamas said.

The cost to be in the water gun fight is an item for the Souris Valley United Way’s Backpack Buddies program.

“We don’t charge money. We like to try and raise donations for other organizations,” Gamas said.

The fight will start at 3 p.m and go for an hour. There will be refill stations available so particpants won’t run out of water and have to quit the fun.

“We consider the water gun fight a community building event. We like to promote unity in the community and to spread the word about Pride,” Gamas said.

For more information, visit Pride Minot on their Facebook page, Pride Minot ND, e-mail at prideminotnd@gmail.com, or call 701-595-0579.

A list of items can be found at www.svunitedway.com/backpack-buddies.

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