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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The City of Lockport's tug of war team try in vain to pull a team of town officials over the midway point at Ida Fritz Park. (ENP STAFF PHOTOS)

By +Scott Leffler

In what was billed as a contest to determine "the best Lockport ever," a team of five Town of Lockport officials handily defeated a team from the city.

City and town officials pose for a group shot following this afternoon's tug
of war contest at Ida Fritz Park.
Dressed in business slacks and a button-down shirt, Town Supervisor Marc Smith led council members Mark Crocker, Pat Dufour, Tom Keough and Paul Siejak to victory, taking just 50 seconds to draw the five members of the city team over the middle line. City Hall's team was comprised of Mayor Anne McCaffrey, Alderwoman Kitty Fogle, Alderman Pat Schader, Miss Lockport Lea Sobeiraski and Mr. Lockport Demetrius Grant. Alderwoman Anita Mullane dressed for the occasion in a Sesquicentennial Celebration t-shirt and gloves but watched from the sidelines to allow for a five-on-five match.

The town team used a 1-2-3-pull method to keep the city team on their toes — literally. While the city team made some headway in the first few seconds of the match and again later, it was the town team the kept the momentum going in their direction, pulling the city towards the east side of Ida Fritz Park.

Before the match began, it was discussed that it would be a best-of-three series but after the first round, the town team declared victory.

McCaffrey jokingly said after the match that the city team let their town counterparts win because they felt bad that the Town of Lockport hadn't gotten much attention during the city's Sesquicentennial Celebration.

McCaffrey and crew have two more chances for victory Wednesday as they play the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal in a round of lawn games at the US&J at 1 p.m. — and play Team ENP in a game of kickball at Outwater Park at 7 p.m.

Watch the contest on East Niagara Post's YouTube below:


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