October 24, 2017
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Western Maine town holds outhouse races

The Associated Press

MEXICO, Maine — Maine has its share of lawnmower races and lobster boat races. In the western Maine town of Mexico, people are racing old-fashioned outhouses.

Dubbed the Outhouse Blowout, Saturday’s races at the town’s Recreation Park will feature outhouses on wheels racing in heats along a 500-foot course.

Each outhouse will have two people pushing, two pulling and one person sitting on the hole inside.

Organizer Peter Merrill says the races are way to have some community fun, with proceeds going to benefit the park.


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