Durand outhouse race, parade

Durand outhouse race, parade


Durand outhouse race, parade

DURAND—The town once noted as the outhouse capital of the U.S. is having a race reminiscent of its heritage. The Durand 4th of July festivities includes an “Outhouse Race,” and any five-person team is invited to participate. If you like to parade, you’re invited to show your stuff at the Durand 4th of July celebration.

Interested musicians, equestrians, groups, floats, cars and other vehicles will step off the parade route Sunday, June 30 at 1 p.m. Ribbons and prize money will be awarded for the best in each class.

Following the parade, at approximately 3 p.m., is the outhouse race around the town square. Four contestants push/pull the outhouse while a fifth person relaxes in it. Groups can be of mixed gender and at least 12 years of age. Costumes are encouraged. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

The parade and races are part of a four-day fest including a carnival, street dance, beer garden, antique tractor pull, lawn tractor competition, fireworks, ice cream social, raffle, food and beverages.

For a registration, call Carol McWilliam at 248-3011 or pick up forms at Village Video, 202 Center St., Durand, any day after 3 p.m.

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