The Celebrated Frog Jump of Bon Homme County

On this day where we celebrate our independence, we’re going to re-post this post from two years ago about the celebrations that happen in Bon Homme county for the holiday. If you’re in the area, swing on down to Springfield for a good time!

The Cow Docs

Independence Day is a big deal to the people of rural America. Not to say it isn’t for urban dwellers as well, but in the country because we don’t have other forms of entertainment (like I talked about in a previous blog post) so we make the most of the holidays. In our corner of the world, the town of Springfield, located right along the Missouri River, is the center of the Fourth of July Celebration. The town works together to put on a fantastic program, complete with a 5K run, all kinds of events for the kids, a fantastic fireworks show and the Frog Jump.

Now to people who have never been acquainted with this unique event, a Frog Jump is a competition that actually involves the named amphibian. Participants buy frogs on an auction which are used later that evening in the frog jumping contest. On each…

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