There is still time to construct an outhouse racer for those wishing to compete in the 1st annual Moon Over Washington County Outhouse Race set for September 19th (during Friday Night on the Square) on Main Street in Salem.
Anyone wishing to enter the race should complete an application and return it to Awareness Washington County, PO Box 212, Salem, IN 47167. Entree fee is $100 and all applications should be turned in by August 29th.
There is prize money at stake for the three fastest outhouses as well as gold, silver and bronze toilet seat trophies awaiting the winners. Additionally there will be a competition for best decorated outhouse to be judged by the people of the county.
The 2013 Awareness Washington County Class and We The Youth Program are working to restore the Washington County Courthouse bell, which has a large crack in it. We are raising funds in order to ensure the bell will continue to not only ring again, but remain a vibrant part of our community. We will be holding fundraising events throughout the county to raise money to have the bell repaired. Follow us as we all work to save this piece of Washington County history for generations to come.
To donate to our cause, checks can be made out to Awareness Wash County, with "Save the Bell" in the memo line, and sent to PO Box 212, Salem, Ind., 47167. The donation will be placed in a non-profit fund, so donations should be tax-deductible.