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Nyssa is ready to rock at Thunderegg Days

Nyssa's annual Thunderegg Days festival opens Thursday and runs through Saturday. Originally focused on the unique rocks created from volcanic ash layers, the event now features a wide variety of entertainment. (The Enterprise/File).

NYSSA – Greg Armenta was driving by the Nyssa High School football field in May when the idea hit.

The night was like a hundred others for the Nyssa Police Department corporal. He knew it was the time of the high school senior party and as he drove by the football field he wasn’t expecting anything unusual.

Then, he saw the bubbles. Big plastic bubbles, big enough to hold a person, slamming into each other. The youth, he said, appeared to be having a lot of fun inside the big plastic balls.

“I was watching and thought, ‘you know there maybe something . . .