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N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955

Take Hwy 51 North from Madison, go straight onto Hwy 22, turn east (right) onto Hwy 60 almost immediately. Drive 2 miles and go North (left) onto Kroncke Road. We're just over a mile on the left-hand side.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Apple-Azing Race: "Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum Challenge

We’re going to move right along to the next challenge of our big Apple-Azing Race. 

All photo’s on this blog post were taken by Michelle Cross Photography. Michelle did a fantastic job shooting each event so I’ll be able ‘illustrate’ each challenge for you! If you want to order any photo’s from the race follow these instructions:

  1. go to www.michellecrossphotography.blogspot.com
  2. Click ‘clients’
  3. Click ‘Apple-Azing Race Gallery’

Each challenge was named after a book to follow along with the fact that we were raising money for the Poynette Area Public Library. I’m going to blog about each challenge – the clue to find the challenge, the challenge itself and exactly what each team had to do at each challenge.

Once teams completed the “Grapes of Wrath” Challenge they received this clue:

"Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum Challenge Clue:

Watch out for tornadoes on your way down from the lookout deck and help a poor man get a new brain. Decide on 2 team members that will participate in this challenge.

If teams followed the orchard walk path down from the lookout deck they would have seen in the big open area where our Underground building used to be a wagon was set up with their next challenge. I definitely could have figured out something a little more to help with this but eventually all the teams found their way!

Once there, teams received the next challenge: 

"Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum Challenge

Two teammates must replicate the scarecrow that Diane has made. Once our volunteer determines that you’ve done it correctly you will get your next clue.

These scarecrows will be for sale once you are finished them with a portion of the proceeds going to the Poynette Area Public Library. Make sure they look nice!

Apple-azing Race Photo's at Lapack's OrchardThe green wagon we have that now holds gourds, pumpkins and squash was full of all the supplies teams would need to make their scarecrow – shirts, jeans, straw, hats, heads, rope, etc.  Apple-azing Race Photo's at Lapack's OrchardThe tools needed – paint brushes (for painting on the face), scissors, etc – where all tied to the wagon so you had to move around the wagon to complete parts.   Apple-azing Race Photo's at Lapack's Orchard  Other ‘tricks’ where tying the twine for the pants through the pants and then up over the shoulders of the scarecrow so the pants wouldn’t fall down…Apple-azing Race Photo's at Lapack's Orchard

And tying the hat onto the ‘head’ so it wouldn’t blow off in the wind.  I head from many teams that this was one of their favorite challenges – I LOVE the end results too!

mosaic34f71ff343399bcf5834190d8aa1490f9ce1d3ce The scarecrows the teams made are all for sale at the orchard (Well except Cedi’s and Capri’s – we bought those…Capri’s is the one in the upper right of this picture…”Uhhh…I think I made the nose a little big…” !~Capri).  Part of the proceeds from the Scarecrow sales will also go to the Poynette Area Public Library.  We still have lots of scarecrows left so be sure to stop by the orchard to get yours! 


Here’s the listing of the top ten teams to complete the challenge:

First – Galloping Gimps

Second – Zeke’s Crew

Third – Agora Healing

Fourth – Beauties and the Beasts

Fifth – Howard’s Place Ladies

Sixth – The Baby Boomers

Seventh – Can U Dig It?

Eighth – Dynamic Duo

Ninth – The Poodle Puppies

Tenth – Apple-Azing Pie and Ice Cream Team


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