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Mobile outhouse ready for debut at Community Day

August 11, 2010|By DON AINES

Hancock In Motion's mobile outhouse is a lean, mean racing machine that will debut Saturday at the organization's inaugural Community Day at Widmeyer Park.

The idea was to have an outhouse race, but the only entry completed in time for Saturday's event was built by the sponsoring organization, said Tim Smith, president of Hancock in Motion and a town councilman. The outhouse race will be a demonstration, rather than a competition, Smith said.

The people-powered privy is mounted on lawnmower wheels and will have one person on the seat and four others pushing, Smith said. Anyone who wants can put together a team and try out the rolling lavatory, he said.

There will be other events on Community Day, including field games for children, food sales and cake walks, Smith said. The event starts at 3 p.m. and there will be live entertainment at 5:30 p.m. by musician R.C. McCoy, he said.

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"It's just a nice day to come out with your families and socialize with your neighbors," Smith said.

It is also an opportunity for people from outside Hancock to see what the town has to offer, he said.

The Masonic Lodge will be selling food, Hancock In Motion will be offering sodas and snacks, and the Boy Scouts will be serving up pork tenderloin sandwiches, Smith said. The Hancock Arts Council will be selling snow cones, he said.

Money raised by Hancock In Motion is used to fund other events, he said.

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