Making a splash

After unsuccessfully hitting the target with balls, Christopher Fara of Mendota races up to push the red lever that sends James Younger of Mendota plummeting to the bottom of a dunk tank, June 30. Riley George of Mendota and Abel Belan of Sublette stood close by the tank to wait for a splash of cold water to cool off from the scorching hot afternoon temperatures. The dunk tank was just one of the activities held at Lake Mendota for the Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth of July Celebration. The event ended with a spectacular fireworks display on Saturday evening. (Reporter photo by Jennifer Sommer)