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(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Molly Kofahl, 4, left, and Charles Daviskiba, 3, pose after being crowned Mud Day Queen and King during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Westland, Mich. The event marked the 31st year Wayne County P... (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Molly Kofahl, 4, left, and Charles Daviskiba, 3, pose after being crowned Mud Day Queen and King during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Westland, Mich. The event marked the 31st year Wayne County P...
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Charles Daviskiba, 3, is seen after being crowned Mud Day King during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Westland, Mich. The event marked the 31st year Wayne County Parks has hosted the event. While m... (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Charles Daviskiba, 3, is seen after being crowned Mud Day King during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Westland, Mich. The event marked the 31st year Wayne County Parks has hosted the event. While m...
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Kids wash off the mud, courtesy of the Livonia, Mich., fire department, during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Westland, Mich. The event marked the 31st year Wayne County Parks has hosted the event... (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Kids wash off the mud, courtesy of the Livonia, Mich., fire department, during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Westland, Mich. The event marked the 31st year Wayne County Parks has hosted the event...
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Hundreds of kids play in the mud pit during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Westland, Mich. The event marked the 31st year Wayne County Parks has hosted the event. While much of the event was child... (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Hundreds of kids play in the mud pit during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Westland, Mich. The event marked the 31st year Wayne County Parks has hosted the event. While much of the event was child...
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Girls line up to be judged Mud Day Queen during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Westland, Mich. The annual day sponsored by the Wayne County Parks takes place in a 75' x 150' giant mud pit that giv... (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Girls line up to be judged Mud Day Queen during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Westland, Mich. The annual day sponsored by the Wayne County Parks takes place in a 75' x 150' giant mud pit that giv...
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WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) - Made in the shade? It was more like made in the mud for hundreds of people at a Michigan park.

Scores of children - and some parents - participated in the 31st annual Wayne County Mud Day on Tuesday at Nankin Mills Park in Westland, west of Detroit. They sloshed and slid around in a shallow "pool" of mud and engaged in various races and a limbo line.

In keeping with tradition, there was something royal amid the soil: 3-year-old Charles Daviskiba and 4-year-old Molly Kofahl were crowned Mud Day King and Queen.

After the festivities, a local fire department rig sprayed water to rinse the mud-caked masses.

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