After a year off, Dublin's popular frog jump is back.
The Dublin Kiwanis event, in its 51st year, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 23, in Coffman Park, 5200 Emerald Parkway.
Last year the event was canceled because a suitable number of volunteers could not be found, said Walt Buss, Kiwanis treasurer.
The event typically requires 25 to 30 people to run it, Buss said.
"We didn't have that many," he said.
This year, Kiwanis members affiliated with churches to get more volunteers, and that helped make it possible to run the frog jump, Buss said, adding that he is happy it is returning.
"We just feel like we want to continue on with it," he said.
The frog jump is the Kiwanis' largest fundraiser and earns between $3,000 to $5,000, Buss said.
The money goes toward scholarships the club awards to Dublin City School District seniors who are members of the Kiwanis Key Club and going to college, as well as the Dublin Food Pantry and Welcome Warehouse, said Greg Ruff, Kiwanis president.
"We've had great support over the years," Ruff said.
While the event typically features 300 to 600 frogs, this year's event will have less than that, Ruff said, because of the lower amount of volunteers.
Frogs are gathered from area ponds and then returned after the event, Buss said.
Charges for participating in the frog jump events and playing on the inflatable amusements have not yet been determined, Buss said.
Food and drink vendors will be on site, he said.
If the event is canceled because of inclement weather, the notification will be posted via social media, organizers said.
Free parking is available in lots in the park and at Dublin Coffman High School.
Those who are interested in volunteering can email firstname.lastname@example.org.