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Children take part in Mini Boot Camp at Festival

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Ten-year-old Sierra Worthen makes her way through the obstacle course at the 138th Quartermaster Mini Boot Camp Saturday at the Popcorn Festival of Clay County. Sierra is the daughter of Reba Keil, Terre Haute. [Order this photo]
Although members of the 138th Quartermaster Unit, based out of the Brazil National Guard Armory, have been involved in the Popcorn Festival of Clay County before, this year, they added a new twist.

Children had the chance to take part in a Mini Boot Camp Saturday.

The boot camp included an obstacle course among other items. Children who took part in the event received a 138th Dog Tag, water bottles and Red Cross Beanie Babies.

"This is probably the biggest thing we've done with the community," First Sgt. Jerry Snyder said.

The obstacle course had six stages, including a tower, balance beams, tires to run through, monkey bars, a walk bridge and a bar for children to slide across.

"We've used an existing obstacle course from the playground," Popcorn Festival Committee member Laura Snyder said.

She added approximately 100 children took part in the boot camp.

The 138th Quartermaster Unit also provided a rock wall for people to climb up and also had several trucks on display at the festival.

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