Saturday, June 19, 2021

Happy — or Hoppy — Father’s Day

frog contestHappy Father’s Day to all the dads, grandpas, and father-figures out there! In honor of the holiday, I did a search for “fathers” in the Almanack archive and was impressed to see how many times the Father’s Day Frog Jumping Contest in Old Forge popped up (pictured here, a photo also found in the archive). While it was canceled last year due to the pandemic, this mainstay event is back!

Here’s the overview about this year’s event, found at

Sun June 20 Annual Father’s Day Frog Jumping Contest – On the lakefront at Noon. Children can bring their champion frog to win prizes and fathers should wear their most outrageous tie! Largest, smallest, and longest jumper. Great family fun! Don’t worry, all frogs are released unharmed. Sponsored by the Central Adirondack Association. Phone 315-369-6983 for additional information.

Hope it’s a “hoppy” Father’s Day!

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Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor with the Burlington Free Press, Ithaca Journal and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She worked as a communications specialist for the Adirondack North Country Association and is currently digital editor for Adirondack Explorer, overseeing both the Explorer's website and its community forum the Adirondack Almanack. She enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and two cats.

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