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Walk of Danger at Fourth of July celebration
RUMFORD -- At the Fourth of July celebration at Hosmer Field, Scot Grassette will perform the Walk of Danger.
His performance will be dedicated to the men and women currently serving in our Armed Forces, and in honor of all the men and women who have put themselves in harms way to protect our country for the past 236 years.
A court of 15x60-feet long will be set on the field. The items of danger will be scattered in the court by a random volunteer from the audience. Scot will scan the course, and by memory only, etch his path in his mind.
Scot says, "Many times, as we go about our daily lives, we are blind to the potential dangers that lurk in this world."
Some of the dangers Scot will attempt to avoid will include shards of glass mounted in cement, nails, screws and spikes protruding from sheets of three-quarter-inch plywood, various wild animal traps, and other items of a dangerous nature.
Scot will have genuine U.S. silver dollars, with Eisenhower on the face and a flying eagle on the back, taped over his eyes with super strong, super sticky, gorilla tape. Multiple layers of tape will then applied to his face and head, so there is no possible way sight could exist. With pants rolled up, shoes and socks will be removed, Scot's feet will be inspected to be free from gimmicks and trickery. His ears, and body will be inspected to be free of any listening aids or electronic signaling devices.
The Mountain Valley Fourth of July celebration takes place at 5 p.m. at Hosmer Field, with food vendors, crafters, and merchants. There will also be games, and live music. Grassette's Walk of Danger will be presented at 6 p.m. is free of charge and will precede a grand Fireworks display at 9:15.