|Photo: Paul Abitabile|
There was talk of a pre-race event in Seventh Street Park (a.k.a. the Public Square), where all the participating beds would be on display to be viewed by race goers and judged in various categories. The race itself, which is expected to take a couple of hours, will run from Seventh Street to Fifth Street, with two beds racing down the course at a time. The event is expected to wind up at Seventh Street Park, where trophies will be awarded to the winning racers and to beds and teams that are distinguished in some way.
Three committees were established at the first planning meeting: one to draft rules and come up with prizes, one to pursue fundraising and promotion, and another to work out logistics. A Facebook group has been created, open to anyone wanting to be involved in the planning for this event, and a second planning meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 27, at 6 p.m., at 1 North Front Street.
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