After warning that they would be attacking Ashcroft on Aug. 22, a number of mysterious creatures known as Cardboardonians made good on their threat, travelling to various locations around the town.
A plea to the youth of the community to defend Ashcroft resulted in eight groups of intrepid youngsters who were more than ready to meet them, launching attacks on the raiding party from behind their specially constructed forts (made of cardboard, natch), and using water guns, water balloons, buckets of water, and hoses to beat back the invaders, who had made the crucial mistake of admitting that H2O was their only weakness.
The battles were all intense, but at each one the Cardboardonians were sent packing, often with some of their comrades injured on the field of battle. As each raid resulted in triumph for the youngsters, the Cardboardonians left behind “spoils” they had “pillaged” as a peace offering, but swore they would be back for revenge next year. Start planning those forts now!