Jack Grieco is big winner in hula hoop contest

PHOTO PROVIDED Jack Grieco hula hooped for one hour and 30 minutes, making him the biggest winner in the YMCA Gymnastics Team’s First Ever Hula Hoop Contest.

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven Area YMCA Gymnastics Team hosted its first ever Hula Hoop Contest Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Riverview Park.

Participants had lots of fun and hooped their way to prizes donated by local businesses.

The day’s biggest winner was Jack Grieco. He won both the All Division contest as well as the 12 to 15 age group, in the process hooping for one hour and 30 minutes non-stop and quitting voluntarily at the milestone before the storm rolled in.

Division winners were Emilia Grieco (ages 7 and under), Hannah Heller (ages 8 to 11), and Carla Wian (adult division). Hannah Heller was also the Cool Trick Division winner which was judged by members of the gymnastics team.

In addition to the hoop contest, the team had a basket raffle, sack races, an obstacle course and face painting.

The team would like to acknowledge its sponsors The Old Corner, The Roxy Movie Theater, Clinton Lanes and WalMart.

The event was such as success and fun for all that the team will be making this an annual event.

For more information on the Lock Haven Area YMCA gymnastics team contact head coach Becky Conklin at jbc154@comcast.net.

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