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The 'King and Queen Throne' driven by South Central High School Students Triston Claster, Angel McWhorter, and Amber Lilley face off against 'The Thundermoon Crapper Express' driven by 22 year old Will O'Leary, returning champion 21 year old Sam Mitchell, and 18 year old Collin Fitzwater

3rd Annual Thundermoon Festival As Entertaining as Ever

By Rob Sussman, WJBD News

Despite a slightly lower turnout at the 3rd Annual Kinmundy Thundermoon Festival, it's famous activities were still as entertaining and popular as ever. Those activities of course being food, sand volleyball, horseshoes, live music, three wheel races, and the Festival's Famous Outhouse Racing.

The outhouse racing was bigger than ever this year with a full seven teams gearing up to compete with custom-built and rental outhouses of all shapes and sizes. This year, a few new challenges were built into the race that racers had to complete mid-challenge in order to come out on top, such as wiping off a toilet seat, bobbing for circus peanuts, and installing a fresh roll of toilet paper before crossing the finish line.

One of the youngest groups of outhouse racers were South Central High School Students Triston Claster, Angel McWhorter, and Amber Lilley. They were drafted by  outhouse racing coordinator Rick Hanks.

"I was just walking and they just told me to do it, and I just did it" said Claster.

Their outhouse, the "King and Queen Throne" was plagued by steering issues and ended up near the back of the pack, but they certainly won an "A" for effort.

The winners? 22 year old Will O'Leary, returning champion 21 year old Sam Mitchell, and 18 year old Collin Fitzwater, native Kinmundians who finished the course in exactly 1:00. They contribute their win to their Kinmundy blood.

"It was all skill. We were all born and raised in the Kinmundy area, that's where the prime comes from" said O'Leary. 

"That's all you can really say about it" added Mitchell, "We're just Americans."

They also thanked Festival Chair Curt Jones for setting up the race in the first place.

The two-day  festival included performances by Impact Band and Local Favorite Jamie Nattier. The "Thundermoon" a cycle of the moon that begins in July.

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