This is one trophy that won't go on the mantle.
Friday afternoon's Old Mill Days wrapped up with with the inaugural Bathtub Races on Main Street, just to the west of the courthouse. The winning teams received, of all things, a plunger as their prize.
Eight teams competed in the three-person event, which featured an obstacle course. Teams had to change drives midway through the route and pick up a plunger before returning to the starting line.
Of course, a bathtub on wheels doesn't necessarily make the sharpest turns or turn the right way for the matter. There were plenty of mishaps and moments of misdirection, all of which ended in laughter.
The winning team of Rob Starkey, Britt Griffith and Matt Broband actually brought their own tub to the event, which Starkey said he built about 20 years ago.
The Neligh Young Men's Club built two tubs for the races but ran into issues with the second tub. Several teams utilized Starkey's tub for the second half of racing.
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