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From left, Mike Del Rossi, Craig Reichenbach, Dan Fitek (in bed), Jeremy Crochiere, and Brad Besse fly up the hill as team Big Kahunas.
From left, Jason Cole, Joe Russo, Adam Taranto, Charles Oliver, and Peter Kelly-Joseph of the Big Enchiladas turn their bed around while switching shirts and passengers. A quick turnaround can be the difference between winning and losing. The group took second place with a time of 46.92 seconds.
William Van Schalkwyk marches in the stuffed animal parade prior to the bed races at the Volksfest. (Photo by Richard Jenson)
Eighteen-month-old Slade Raica takes in the event with his father Matt, possibly asking when it will be his turn on the starting line.
Chris Landry (left), chairman of the bed race event, and Chris Ryan, Harvard Lions Club president, watch the final race.
From left: Hildreth Elementary School staff members Ali Wicks, Gretchen Gibbs, Marisa Khurana, Scott Mulcahy, Lauren Carchidi, Josh Myler, Mandy Ostaszewski, Allison Thornton, and Amy Bassage charge toward the finish line.
The King and Queen of Volksfest—and the jungle, for that matter. (Photo by Richard Jenson)
The Procrastinators, from left, Charlie Bardenheuer, Ian Miller, Jake Catalina, Alex Magan, and Charlie Pappas react to being named repeat champions with their time of 43.50 seconds.
Wilhelmina Tardif (left) plays on the field with new friend Nicholas Formichelli.
Kai Allen bites into his candy apple.
Team Jungle Volk, from left, Mike Young, Anabel Tonkovic, Elizabeth Bulger, Amy Nutt, and Mike Derse, pose for photos with their third-place trophy. Their time was 47.35 seconds. (Photo by Richard Jenson)
Lions Club member Bill Johnson delivers beer to customers before loading up for another trip.
Russell Poutasse and Chloe von Conta wow the crowd with a duet in an expo by the Harvard Academy of Dance.
From left: Martin and Liz Hawkes watch as Liz’s corn hole partner, Rolf vandeVaart, tosses a bean bag.
Jackie Walker closes her eyes in anticipation of the starting horn as she rides as part of the Harvard Lazy Lions team. (Photo by Richard Jenson).