The threat of rain didn’t defer students from attending the Vermtown Bash Wednesday evening in Prentis Park.
Bouncy castles, slides, a laser tag obstacle course, inflatable basketball court and a mechanical bull were brought in for the event, which attracted both young children and students.
For the price of a donated can, students could use three balls to attempt to submerge Mr. and Miss Dakota candidates in a dunk tank.
The overcast skies almost forced the event to a different night, but event coordinators decided against it.
“We were a little nervous about it,” Carrie Wintle, a sophomore and event co-coordinator, said. “Everything can stay out even if it does rain.”
It was the first year for the dunk tank. Throughout the evening, students had the chance to dunk 17 royalty members.
Senior Anna Hyronimus, a royalty finalist, wasn’t deterred from the cold water of the dunk tank.
“I think it’s for a good cause, even though I’ll be freezing,” Hyronimus said.
Hyronimus said the tank gave the girls of Kappa Alpha Theta a chance to get revenge on their president.
The cans were donated to the Vermillion Food Pantry after the event.