We ended up getting about 24 people helping - almost half of which were kids - and ended up saving about 120 carp from an ignoble and useless death.
It was a good cause if you love carp like many of us do, and that is no surprise. The surprise was how much fun it turned out to be, especially once the kids got us going. As Dave Maynard pointed out here - it took some kids getting wet and dirty to show us adults how to loosen up and have some fun with it. And have fun we did!
Here are a couple of videos on the event -