Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mosquito Festival Is Really Buzzin’

CLUTE, Texas (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Summer is the perfect time to celebrate blood-sucking mosquitoes.

The 28th Annual Great Texas Mosquito Festival is buzzing its way back to Clute, Texas, this Thursday (Jul. 24) through Saturday (Jul. 26), with as many as 18,000 people gathering for mosquito-themed events like a mosquito calling contest, and the “Mosquito Legs” contest, which praises the person with the skinniest legs.

While being swarmed by the stinging pests sounds like a terrible time, the only thing you’ll have to swat away is sweat, as the arid climate keeps most mosquitoes away – real ones, that is.

Marketing Director Lin Richey says plenty of people dress up as mosquitoes, although it’s not a costume she recommends.

She says, “It’s awfully hot. We don’t need any heat strokes!”

To ensure a sting-free celebration, the festival grounds are sprayed with mosquito repellent, but there’s still a chance you might become bait for a bite.

Richey says, “You should always be prepared with bug spray. If they come out, they’ll do some stinging.”

For more info, go to mosquitofestival.com.

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