On Thursday, July 5, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte will host its third annual Family Day festival at its East Lincoln Street Campus. The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the grounds and in the Cokata Wiconi Teen Center gymnasium, and it will be open free to the public.
Not only will all Family Day participants receive raffle tickets when they arrive, they’ll have an opportunity to win prizes through the Family Olympics. This year’s games include a potato-sack race, egg-balancing race, tug-of-war, piggyback-ride race, potato dance, wheelbarrow race, egg toss, water-balloon toss, softball toss, obstacle-course race and bobbing for apples. Exciting additions this year: “Fear Factor,” inspired by the popular TV show that challenges contestants to eat disgusting foods, and “Drip Drip Splash,” which promises to be a delightfully messy affair with sponges, buckets and plenty of water.