Outhouse 500 & Chili Cook-off

February 27, 2016 

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2/27/16 Coopersville, Michigan.  The 12th Annual Outhouse 500, Outhouse 5k (run/walk), and Chili Cook-off in Downtown Coopersville, Michigan is now accepting registrations for participants! 


Saturday, February 27, 2016 will include a very chilly 5k, competitive team outhouse races, toilet seat auctions, pancake breakfast at the VFW, little outhouse races for kids, a chili cook-off, live music, free kids activities, a euchre tournament, entertainment and great food at local establishments all from Main Street in downtown Coopersville to the VFW Post 5598, 511 68th Ave. N.


Toilet seats are now available at Daniels Family Hair Salon, 323 Main Street, and ready to be decorated! All decorated toilet seats will be displayed in Main Street Merchant’s windows until the day of the race when they are auctioned off.  Awards compliments of Daniels.


Kari Fuller and Duane Young are coordinating the Outhouse 5k/Run/Walk to benefit the Coopersville Area Arts Council and the Coopersville Band Boosters.  The Run/Walk will start at 9am on the 27th with the start and finish line on Main Street before the Outhouse Race begins.  Email duaneandamyyoung@yahoo.com for more information about this family friendly event benefitting local nonprofit organizations. Sponsors and volunteers are still needed. Our finish line will be at the start line for the Outhouse Races. Stay after the 5k for the Outhouse races down main street and then the chili cook off at the Farm Museum. We can't wait to see you race to the Outhouse!


A people’s choice award and trophies will be presented at the Coopersville Farm Museum at approximately 1:15pm to the chili makers with the most votes received by the public. Winners receive gift cards to 327 Pizza and Pub and there is a special Royalty Award selected by Miss Coopersville Representatives.  Voting/samples and live music are available 11am – 1pm and are 2/$1 or 12/$5. This is a family friendly event, with kids activities from 10am – 2pm.  The website for registration is www.coopersvillefarmmuseum.org or give them a call at 616-997-8555.


Emcee’s for the Outhouse 500 are once again Mark & Lauri Douglas of Mark Douglas Real Estate.  Thom Eno will kick things off with the National Anthem on his musical saw just before the races and parade begin at 10am. There will be three heats in the Outhouse 500 and several Toilet Seat Auctions will take place between heats. The Coopersville/Polkton Firemen’s Club and the Coopersville Merchant’s Group are the hosts of the Outhouse 500. Trophies are awarded on Main Street following the outhouse races for the fastest, most spirited, and best themed outhouse team.  To register your team, visit www.coopersvillefarmmuseum.org or call (616) 997-8555.


Finish up your day at the VFW Post 5598 at 511 68th Avenue N., where they are hosting a Euchre Tournament beginning at 2pm, registration is from 1pm – 2pm.  Food is available. Contact Dale for more information at 616-837-6992 about the tournament.  



A people’s choice award and trophies will be presented at the Coopersville Farm Museum at approximately 1:15pm to the chili makers with the most votes received by the public. Winners receive gift cards to 327 Pizza and Pub and there is a special Royalty Award selected by Miss Coopersville Representatives. 

 Voting/samples and live music are available 11am – 1pm and are 2/$1 or 12/$5. This is a family friendly event, with kids activities from 10am – 2pm.  The website for registration iswww.coopersvillefarmmuseum.org or give them a call at 616-997-8555.


Emcee’s for the Outhouse 500 are once again Mark & Lauri Douglas of Mark Douglas Real Estate. 


 Thom Eno will kick things off with the National Anthem on his musical saw just before the races and parade begin at 10am. 


There will be three heats in the Outhouse 500 and several Toilet Seat Auctions will take place between heats. The Coopersville/Polkton Firemen’s Club and the Coopersville Merchant’s Group are the hosts of the Outhouse 500. Trophies are awarded on Main Street following the outhouse races for the fastest, most spirited, and best themed outhouse team.  To register your team, visitwww.coopersvillefarmmuseum.org or call (616) 997-8555.


Finish up your day at the VFW Post 5598 at 511 68th Avenue N., where they are hosting a Euchre Tournament beginning at 2pm, registration is from 1pm – 2pm.  Food is available. Contact Dale for more information at 616-837-6992 about the tournament.  

February 27, 2016 Schedule of Events:

8am-11am Pancake Breakfast at the VFW Post 5598, 511 68th Ave. N.


9am  Outhouse 5k  (run/walk) Benefitting Coopersville Area Arts Council/Coopersville Band Boosters


9:45am Outhouse 5k Awards Presentation in the Clock Tower Parking Lot


10am   National Anthem by Thom Eno (musical saw) Main Street


            Emcees:  Mark & Lauri Douglas (Mark Douglas Real Estate)


            Parade of Outhouse Participants lead by Miss Coopersville Representatives


            Little Outhouse Races  (see Jan Verberkmoes at Daniel’s Family Hair Salon, 323 Main St) (little outhouses provided by Michigan Online Auctions/awards by Daniel’s)


            Toilet Seat Auction (supports trophies for Outhouse races)


            Outhouse 500 (each team runs three heats) Hosted by the Coopersville/Polkton Firemen’s Club & the Coopersville Merchants Group.


10am-2pm  Free Admission and Kids, Crafts, and Critters at Coopersville Farm Museum, 375 Main Street


11am-1pm  Chili Cook-off and Live Music at Coopersville Farm Museum


1:30pm  Euchre Tournament at VFW Post 5598

All events are subject to change without notice. 

The last Saturday, every February, the Coopersville/Polkton Firemen's Club along with the Coopersville Merchant's Group, host a race of outhouses down Main Street Coopersville!

        

 

 

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