The Fireball Run Adventurally proved a great success in the north country Tuesday as participants in the competition rolled into Watertown, one of the host cities for the event.
The Watertown leg was the fifth day of the eight-day, 2,500 mile scavenger hunt in which 43 teams took part, including teams from Carthage and Clayton.
The teams began their hunt in Sackets Harbor, solving clues at popular landmarks in the area, and then motored to Watertown.
There was a carnival-like atmosphere along Washington Street in Watertown all afternoon and evening. Music played. The Farmers Market was in business. People cheered as the colorfully decorated vehicles bearing Fireball participants arrived to great fanfare.
The festive event was filmed by Universal Studios which will feature Northern New York in a film called Northern Exposure.
One purpose of the Fireball Run is to help in the recovery of Americas missing children. Participants circulate photos of individual children as part of the recovery effort.
Congratulations to the Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce for organizing the Watertown reception of the participants and their colorful vehicles. The rally was a worthwhile event for Watertown and Sackets.
It was a beautiful day and great fun was had by all.