mark cline's annual april fools prank

When I interviewed in Staunton, my boss, Mike Tripp, told me about a lot of traditions in the area, especially his favorite ones. He talked at length about a man named Mark Cline, who pulls an elaborate annual April Fools joke with the fiberglass sculptures he makes for a living. Mark Hutzky and Lee Harris prepare a large ant sculpture to pull up on top of a water tower at the abandoned Stillwater plant on Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Goshen. Cline does an April Fools prank every year — this year, placing a large ant sculpture on top of the water tower in Goshen. Mark Cline is notorious in the Shenandoah Valley for his annual elaborate sculpture-based pranks, such as Foam Henge. When I found out he was going to be at it again this year, I was super excited to see this guy in action. He's notorious for FoamHenge, a foam replica of Stonehenge, and a really interesting dinosaur park called Dinosaur Kingdom with an alternate timeline for the Civil War, where the Union soldiers attempt to train dinosaurs to fight but it goes horribly wrong.

A giant ant sculpture lays on the ground as Sunny Cline climbs up part of the water tower it will be mounted onto on Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Goshen.This year, he mounted a giant ant on an abandoned water tower in the small town of Goshen. We had a good time. Also, my pictures were picked up by the Denver Post for their photo blog!

The group ties a cable around the base of a large ant sculpture to pull up on top of a water tower at the abandoned Stillwater plant on Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Goshen. The ant was a part of an April Fools prank by Mark Cline, who is notorious in the Shenandoah Valley for his annual elaborate sculpture-based pranks, such as Foam Henge.

Mark Cline and Lee Harris climbs a water tower at the abandoned Stillwater plant on Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Goshen. Cline does an April Fools prank every year — this year, placing a large ant sculpture on top of the water tower in Goshen. Cline is notorious in the Shenandoah Valley for his annual elaborate sculpture-based pranks, such as Foam Henge. Mark Cline and Lee Harris pull a large ant sculpture up to the top of a water tower at the abandoned Stillwater plant on Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Goshen. Cline does an April Fools prank every year — this year, placing a large ant sculpture on top of the water tower in Goshen. Cline is notorious in the Shenandoah Valley for his annual elaborate sculpture-based pranks, such as Foam Henge. Mark Cline and wife Sherry Cline look up at the ant sculpture Mark placed at the top of a water tower at the abandoned Stillwater plant on Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Goshen. Cline does an April Fools prank every year — this year, placing a large ant sculpture on top of the water tower in Goshen. Cline is notorious in the Shenandoah Valley for his annual elaborate sculpture-based pranks, such as Foam Henge. Lee Harris climbs down from the water tower after placing a large ant sculpture on it at the abandoned Stillwater plant on Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Goshen. Cline does an April Fools prank every year — this year, placing a large ant sculpture on top of the water tower in Goshen. Cline is notorious in the Shenandoah Valley for his annual elaborate sculpture-based pranks, such as Foam Henge.