tourists join in.
Susan had her Icelandic horse all decked out in red, white and blue bunting, and Everett was going to give rides to the children there. Unfortunately, all the excitement and noise was just too much for the young horse, and we had to abandon that idea.
Another contest involves guessing the weight of a container partially filled with gold. The container used this year was a plastic liquid dish soap bottle. You pay to guess, and the winner gets a percentage of the income, and the balance goes to the Fortymile Miners fund. I guessed in the 35 oz range. Ingrid Seuffert was the winner, with a guess of about 65 oz. I haven't had any experience with that weight, but I understand she has. Congratulations, on both counts.
Above all the above is the comraderie and enthusiasm of the people participating in the picnic.
If you plan on visiting Chicken, and can make it during the 4th of July, I recommend it.