Nemo Outhouse Races: Teams raise money for Naja Shriners

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NEMO, S.D. - People throughout the Black Hills gathered in Nemo Saturday to race their best homemade outhouses, with the proceeds benefiting Naja Shriners.

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Volunteers, charity organizations, people throughout the community and even Nugget from the Rapid City Rush brought co-workers to race in the 11th annual Outhouse Races. Groups were timed on how fast they could push their outhouse around a loop, while stopping half way through to do a Chinese fire drill and drop toilet paper on plungers.

The proceeds help the Naja Shriner's transportation fund. Shriner's Hospitals treat children for various conditions, but they also transfer patients to Minneapolis and Chicago.

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"The Naja Shriners govern the western part of South Dakota - West River - and we're responsible for taking the children to the hospitals who need treatments,” Potentate for Naja Shriners, Tim Rensch, said. “So, we take them to Minneapolis; we take them to Chicago. Last year, we transported 551 children, so that they could receive this awesome health care that is provided free of cost by the Shriner's Hospital for Children."

The event also had a chili cook-off and shovel races for the kids.

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