WATCH: Water Balloon Fight Soaks Whole Neighborhood

The Boroughs neighborhood has kept the end-of-the-school-year water balloon fight tradition going for 15 years

OUTSIDE CLEVELAND, OH -- The Boroughs neighborhood in Uniontown, Ohio is no stranger to water balloon fights.

Locals there have battled it out in an end-of-the-school-year water balloon fight for 15 years now, and we hear it's only gotten bigger and better.

The fight consists of about 5,000 water balloons, and contraptions like a slingshot that launches balloons 300 feet, and dozens and dozens of participants, said Suzette Marinchek. She started the water balloon fight about 15 years ago with her family (sons Logan, 15, Jacob, 17, and Brian, 20).

"It's my favorite day of the year," Marinchek said.

Parents and kids wait until the last North Canton school bus rolls in, and then all heck breaks loose. And it doesn't let up for about 25 minutes — until the last balloon is thrown.

Karen Kerr June 01, 2012 at 12:30 PM
What a fun video and story! Keep the tradition!
John Nutter June 01, 2012 at 12:47 PM
oh yeah cant wait till next year
Bob Ball June 01, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Thanks Morgan for showing the fun we get to have!
Morgan Day (Editor) June 01, 2012 at 01:28 PM
So glad I got to stop out yesterday, Bob!
Morgan Day (Editor) June 01, 2012 at 02:03 PM
And thanks for the great photos, Todd! Love the group shot.
Katie Miller June 01, 2012 at 02:25 PM
That is so awesome! Thank you for showing such a wonderful neighborhood tradition in NC. Really cool! (Nice bus driver too :-)
Donald Fleming June 01, 2012 at 04:09 PM
An awesome thing now we can teach our kids that its cool to throw things at school buses! Balloons first rocks off an over pass next.
Gina June 01, 2012 at 04:14 PM
That looked so fun!! Great idea, great spirit!! Happy end of school year..
Gina June 01, 2012 at 04:16 PM
You're reading to much into this.Chill...
Henry Rodighiero June 01, 2012 at 04:30 PM
I find water balloon fights are A LOT more f-u-n if you freeze them the night before!?!
betty sikora June 01, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Hey!!! Why haven't I heard about this in my 27 years at Greentown??? I want to be there next year!
jocey June 01, 2012 at 04:52 PM
hi whts your name?
jocey June 01, 2012 at 04:54 PM
this girl got dum
Annette G Lyall June 01, 2012 at 07:14 PM
I watched that...lol... I was laughing so hard.
Terra Davie June 02, 2012 at 01:35 AM
Great story Morgan! Gotta love the happy stories!
Christina Weyrick-Cooper June 02, 2012 at 11:57 AM
We used to live in the Buroughs. How did I not know about this?
Marie June 02, 2012 at 02:35 PM
The bus drivers motioned for the kids to throw the balloons at the bus. Glad our drivers are fun loving, kid friendly drivers that share in the fun of the day!
Morgan Day (Editor) June 04, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Kathy, your photos are great as well. Thanks for uploading them! You captured the slingshot much better than I did in my video!
Michael May 23, 2013 at 02:45 AM
This is probably what promted the NC school district's letter today. Why would anyone think kids could have fun on the last day of school. Maybe this keeps the "fun" outside the bus. Would not want to tell everyone what we did where I went to school on the last day. Hey Leave those kids alone!


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