Fort Rucker kicked off summer with a splash May 18 when more than 2,500 people attended Lake Fest at West Beach at Lake Tholocco.
"We had a great turnout! There were 19 sand castles in the contest, 10 teams in the volleyball tournament and the frozen T-shirt contest is always a huge hit," said Kristi Fink, Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation special events coordinator. "There were lines all day for the paddle boats, canoes, kayaks and pontoon boat rides. It seemed like people were having a great time."
Fink said the dunking booth was well utilized, saying that patrons liked the fact that they could get in to be dunked.
"Overall it was a great event," she added.
Patrons thought so, too.