Hash #962 was held at St Pauls Community Center in St George and was a particularly special hash as it was the day of De Big Bamboo Ceremony.
The hare Peak Freak and his assistants Kyle, Red Bull, Kirsten, Skinny and Bug did an outstanding job of setting 3 trails in what has to have been the muddiest hash we have had in a long while. Three days of rain before the hash and rain on the morning of and a little during the hash made for some real challenges for the hare and Rolf managed to take them in his stride.
Both the runners and walkers trails had some hills, rivers and mud and lots of the hashers came back with mud up to their eyebrows , many muddy backsides were seen after the hash.
The short walk (aka Namby Pamby trail) was short and sweet but did include hills and those hashers that did the trail appreciated the easily achievable option while they recovered from their injuries.
Three new hash names were handed out, Ian was given hash name “Hamilton” due to his tendency to always want to race, Warren was given the name “Nancy Boy” for his hashing style of waiting at every false trail and letting others check the correct routes and last but not least Brian our brand new Hash Master was given a new hash name of “Grab De Pussy“.
The highlight of the day of course was De Big Bamboo Ceremony where our outgoing hash mistress Commando handed over the reins to Brian Steele “Bush Blackberry” and now to be known as “Grab De Pussy”. Cereal Killer dressed in red cloak and pink gum boots hosted the hand over ceremony and was assisted by “Cradle Snatcher” and “SS Useless” both dressed up in lovely red tutus and blond wigs.
The outgoing hash mistress Commando, infiltrated the organising of the ceremony and arranged for the new hash master to sit on the toilet filled with ice instead of herself – very sneaky! Grab De Pussy our new hash master promises to make hashing even greater than it is – Oh and build a wall and make the Germans at the hash pay for it
Thank-you Peak Freak for a fantastic hash and for arranging a DJ and Steel Pan band as entertainment. Thanks for Commando for her 2 years as Hash Mistress and good luck Grab De Pussy with your new job!