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Chaves County pulls in 2nd at outhouse races

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The world-famous outhouse races were held Saturday at the Hagerman Old Timers’ Day community festival. The outhouse races are relay events with three-person teams, explained festival volunteer Matt Kirk. The competitors run a short distance with two people pushing and one driving. They stop at the midpoint and everybody runs a circle around the outhouse. A new driver takes over and they sprint back to the finish line. There were two heats, a semi-final and a final. The winners were: J.P. Stone Community Bank, first place; Chaves County Volunteer Fire Department — Fire Station District 8, second place; and J.P. Stone Social Media, third place. Fire Station District 8 also won for Most Outrageous Outhouse. Old Timers’ Day is celebrated bi-annually in the even-numbered years. The day is celebrated with a parade, food, contests, arts and crafts, music, reunions and dancing. A silent auction raises money for the next festival, to be held in 2020. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)

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