Outhouse races take over Main Street in Dushore
DUSHORE - A throng of people lined both sides of the street Saturday night in downtown Dushore as they watched the annual outhouse races as part of Founder's Day.
On one rooftop, some even climbed up to get a good view of the competition.
Ten teams competed with colorful names like "Pepe Le Poopu" in the annual race, which went up Main Street, around the monument in town, and back down the street.
Abby LaBar was one of the people pushing the outhouse for a team named "Divas on Doody."
"It's a little heavy, but it's not too bad," she said.
Rebekah Munyan was steering.
"It's fun, and it's like riding a bike," she said.
When one team was a little slow, the announcer told the team members, "those boots may be made for walking, but not running."
Before the races, some painted toilet seats were auctioned off to benefit the Dushore Public Library.
Bryan Brady, the Sullivan County Sheriff, bought one with a 1934 scene of the Forksville General store for $125. He said he bought the toilet seat because the painting on the seat shows his distant relative, a great uncle. It was the 2011 Winner First Place, Silver.
"It was worth it," he said.
Fred Jugan, who was auctioning the toilet seat covers off, said the proceeds were for a good cause. He noted the money is needed due to state funding cutbacks for libraries.
"Anything we can raise for the library is a big help."
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