This is a heads up and is being cross posted with several other meetup groups. I've never been to one of these but have heard that they are a lot of fun and it benefits the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association. If there is enough interest in this group then we can arrange to meet somewhere. Below is the write up from the ECWA website:
"It is a free, family-friendly beaver ‘beauty pageant’ that is a creative outlet for both the contestants and the audience. As with every pageant there are the gowns, the interview, and the talent shows- no swim suits since all beavers are slippery swimmers! The judges are anything but impartial as the audience ‘bribes’ them to support the performer they like the best, adding to the entertainment value of the event. WUNC’s Frank Stasio will serve as emcee for the third straight year.
This annual event in Duke Park is a hit with kids of all ages due to the outrageous costumes and audience engagement. More than just being fun, it honors diversity, supports community, promotes creativity, and adds to the uniqueness of Durham. Food trucks on site will include Only Burger, Sympathy for the Deli, Pie Pushers, and The Parlour. There will also be a Locopops cart and a Scrap Exchange booth where people of all ages can make their own beaver tails!
The purpose of the spectacle is to raise awareness of our community's waterways and pockets of nature, and to raise money to help protect and restore these precious resources for all to enjoy. "