Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The Great Outhouse Blowout Race is this Saturday September 12, 2009 at Penn Store in Gravel Switch, KY.
The 17th Annual Great Outhouse Blowout Race held at Penn’s Store in Gravel Switch, KY (near Danville). The September 12th event is carried live on ESPN. The celebration first started in 1992 as an Outhouse Dedication Ceremony at America's oldest country store, still in ownership and operation by the same family since 1845. The historic '92 event included performances by Chet Atkins and Billy Edd Wheeler. Dawn Lane Osborn, granddaughter of Alma 'Tincy' Penn Lane invited Pam to do a book signing as a fundraiser for Penn’s Store and its OUTHOUSE, which are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, a Kentucky Historical Landmark, and a Kentucky Centennial Business.
I will be doing a book signing from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. under the WHITE tent marked CELEBRITY COOKBOOKS. And that is a whole new story. I ordered the new tent and it arrived 4 days before the book signing. However, when I opened the box it was a PURPLE TENT with PURPLE side panels and marked SCRANTON PREP SCHOOL. Fortunately, they sent us both labels so we could mail them overnight to each other.
The race should be great fun, but keep Dawn Lane Osborn of Penn Store in your prayers as she had to go to the Emergency room and was admitted to the hospital in Danville, KY yesterday.