So many possible euphemisms for such a highly-entertaining part of the annual Irish Days festivities, and such little time to pare the quantity down to just a few.
Word play is certainly available in abundance for such events as the Outback Outhouse race, for which entries will take their mark on the afternoon of Saturday, March 16, in the downtown area at 1:30 p.m. The Lake County Examiner will once again sponsor the event. They are offering cash prizes for 1st place $100, 2nd place $75 and a “Best of Show” prize of $50.
The event is among the highlights of the annual celebration of Lakeview’s heritage. Now in its fourth year, it has become a staple part of the Irish Days celebration and one that regularly draws in an enthusiastic audience.
Event coordinator LuAnn Anderson noted that five teams are anticipated for this year’s race. Entries representing Pardue Construction, the Warner Valley area, A Country Home Floral, Oregon Outback Humane Society and the Lakeview Eagles Lodge are expected to line up for this year’s competition.
The Eagles Lodge are defending their hard-won 2012 title, returning to the fold as eager competitors, whereas Pardue Construction, last year’s runner-up, isn’t likely to be too far behind and quite likely looking to knock last year’s champs off their lofty throne.
“It’s really fun, and it’s really easy to make the outhouses,” Anderson said. “It’s a kick.”