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Mud bogging a blast in Long County
Danny Dinkins takes his Atomic Turtle through the mud during the recent summer mud bog in Long County. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle

The bi-annual Long County Recreation Department Summer Mud Bog was held recently, and once again entries from all over the state came out to challenge the pit.  
Louie Lumley won the Outlaw division, Stacy Rich won the 34 Class and the 38 Class divisions, Pete Clark took first in the 38.5 Super Street division, and Amanda Parker won the 44 Street division.
LCRD Director Michelle Rogers said that this year there were 44 entries in the event and more than 500 people in attendance.
Long County resident Frank McClelland Jr. said, “It looks like we have more over here this year than we had last year, I always like coming out and supporting it because it is for the children and it’s family oriented.”
Rogers said that more than $3,700 dollars was raised by the mud bog, and that all of the proceeds go to the recreation department.
“Once again we had a great turnout, and I thank all of the sponsors, participates, and especially everyone who came out,” Rogers said. “We’ll be doing another one in September, and I hope everyone comes out for that one, too.”
The day kicked off with fans from all over setting up their tents and chairs along the mud bog pit, so they would have a good seat to see the action — and maybe feel a little mud splatter.  Liberty County resident Andy Burriss came out with his family and commented on how affordable and pleasurable the day was.
“This is our first time out here. It’s close enough to home, so you can get over here and get back OK, and it’s really pretty cheap for the fun that you have; I also like that it is a good family atmosphere,” Burriss said.
Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles said, “This has become one of those events that we have over here where people can come out and socialize and share some camaraderie. It also is for the recreation department, which is for our kids so that is always a good cause.”
Results from each division
First – Louie Lumley    34 Class:    
First – Stacy Rich              Second – Aaron Rogers        Second –Andy Strickland
Third – Barry Ryals        Third – Matt Von Boom
38.5 Street:
First – Stacy Rich
38.5 Super Street:
First – Pete Clark
Second – Justin Bennett        Second - Biggi Shurling
Third – Donnie Hunt    Third – Chris Stanfield
44 Street:
First – Amanda Parker
Second – Franz Long
Third – Brian Cooke

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