Who doesn't like to stay cool on a hot late summer day? Some people who found a way to cool down that, at first glance, might seem cruel, but as it turns out, is anything but.
As the days of summer wind down, McQuaid High School students geared up for battle.
"We are filling up water balloons for the water war."
Now you might expect this from a group of teens.
But the young at heart? Probably not.
"It gets out of control as we try to gang up on each other. Yeah, it gets intense," said Dan Costello.
It's been said that youth has no age. And it's a fact, if you go by what happens once a year at St. John's Home in Rochester.
"We've been doing this water war the last several years," said Beth Polland, St. John's Home.
It's kind of like shooting your grandma with a water pistol.
"Something you don't see every day, which is nice."
Some looked on at the chaos, somewhat bewildered.
"It's noisy. I don't participate much anymore because I have a hard time walking," said Bill Kirchoff.
"This is crazy," said Doris Connal.
Doris didn't take things sitting down. She fought back.
"Yes, I did. I'll get you too."
Her own waterlogged fun in the sun.
"The biggest benefit for them is having some spontaneous fun," said Polland.
In battle, there is no law, and sometimes, revenge is sweet.
"Oh, I'm sure I did. I squirted enough people," said Norma Gaden.
A competition for the ages, and a day to remember.
"Oh, I love it. Everything is a good time. Nowadays you gotta enjoy yourself."