Annual Bathtub Race in Berlin, Md.

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>>LISA: WE TOLD YOU SEAN WAS
GETTING INTO MY BATHTUB TODAY AND HE’S ABOUT TO DELIVER.
LET’S CLARIFY. IT’S ALL PART OF THE BATHTUB
RACES IN BERLIN>>SEAN: THIS HAS TO BE A
UNIQUE EVENT HELD ON DELMARVA. I STOP BY EARLIER TO CHECK OUT
SOME OF THESE BATHTUBS AND FIND OUT WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT THIS
YEAR.>>IF YOU’VE NEVER SEEN
BATHTUBS RACING DOWN THE STREET WILL CLEARLY YOU HAVE NEVER
BEEN TO THE BERLIN BATHTUB RACES.
I’M HERE WITH IVY WELLS. FOR JOINING ME.
>>RIGHT ON.>>THESE RACES, THEY ARE FUN
AND UNIQUE.>>SO THE BATHTUB RACES STARTED
27 YEARS AGO AND AS A FRIENDLY COMPETITION AND NOW IT IS OUR
BIGGEST ONE YET.>>27TH YEAR.
WHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT.>>
GOOD TIME. RESTAURANTS ARE OPE
LOTS OF COSTUMES AND FUN TIMES AND I REALLY GOOD TIME .
>>THESE BATHTUBS ARE COOL AND THEY HAVE TO HOLD WATER.
IT’S NOT JUST FOR LOOKS. THEY HAVE TO HOLD TWO GALLONS
OF WATER?>>PART OF THE COMPETITION YOU
CAN’T GET AN EMPTY BATHTUB. YOU HAVE TO HAVE UTTERLY
BATHTUB AND THOSE PEOPLE, THEY ENJOYED IT.
WATER.>>LET’S TALK TO SOME OF THESE
COMPETITORS. HE’S BEEN IN THIS BEFORE.
WHAT GOES INTO MAKING SOMETHING LIKE THIS?
>>WELL ORIGINALLY, THIS WAS A RAIN BARREL THAT WISHES TO
COLLECT RAIN WATER AND WHAT I CAME UP WITH WAS THE IDEA OF
TAKING THE BIKE AND TURNING IT INTO A BATHTUB RACER.
THERE’S A LOT THAT GOES INTO IT AS FAR WANT TO KEEP THE WEIGHT
DOWN SO IT’S NOT SO HEAVY. YOU HAVE TO HAVE A PUSH BAR ON
IT. IT’S GOT TO BE ABLE TO HOLD TWO
GALLONS OF WATER.>>THIS ONE IS
WE ACTUALLY HAVE THE WINNER OF LAST YEAR’S RACE.
I WILL TALK TO RYAN. WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO WIN THIS
COMPETITION.>>TAKES SPEED AND DEDICATION
AND PRETTY MUCH IT’S A FUN COMPETITION BETWEEN EVERYBODY
AND EVERYBODY IS A WINNER AT THE END OF THE DAY.
>>THERE IS A PUSHER AND DRIVER.
YOU WERE THE MOTOR. YOU WERE THE PILOT POWER
BEHIND IT?>>MUCH.
I DON’T THINK SOMEBODY CAPUSH ME AS BIG AS I ABUT I AM A
MOVER THAT’S ALL OF GOT TO SAY .
>>WERE GOING TO SEE A REPEAT ?>>HOPEFULLY.
I DON’T KNOW. HOLD ON.
WE’VE GOT SOMEONE SHAKING HER HEAD.
YOU HAVE BEEN IN THIS FOR 10 YEARS.
YOU’RE SAYING YOU’RE GOING TO WIN THIS YEAR?
>>I AM SAYING WE GOING TO COMPET.
WE HAVEN’T PLACED YET AND THIS YEAR I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THE
TROPHY, BUT IF WE PLACE I’LL BE HAPPY.
>>IT’S A LOT OF FUN. IT’S A COMPETITIOBETWEEN THE
BUSINESSES , THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.
LET EVERYONE KNOW CHECK OUT THE BATHTUB RACES.
I’GOING TO HOP IN BUT LET EVERYONE KNOW.
>>STHE ACTUAL PARADE STARTS AT 6:00 .
MIKE WILEY IS OUR LEADER . THE RACES ACTUALLY STARTED AT
6:00 15. I RECOMMEND EVERYONE GET HERE
SUPER EARLY. FIND A PLACE TO PARK AND STAY
FOR DINNER.>>HAVE A LOT OF FUN.
I DON’T KNOW IF I’M SITTING IN THIS RIGH.
>>YEAR GOOD.>>ARE YOU READY RYAN?
>>SEAN: WATCH OUT. I’M GOING TO RUN YOU OVER.
AND HERE WE GO. LET’S JUST GO.
LOOK AT THIS TEA. WE ARE A MATCH MADE IN HEAVE.
IF YOU EVER NEED A DRIVE.>>LISA: THAT LOOKS LIKE FUN.
>>SEAN: THOSE ARE FUN. I WRITE.
I BET YOU’RE HUNGRY RIGHT NOW?>>SEAN: I A.
>>LISA: WELL LET’S GET INTO THE KITCHEN.
THIS GUY IGOING TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR APPETITE .
SHOT HARDY WITH THE SALTY WAVE. HE’LL THROW TOGETHER TO SEAFOOD
DISHES. ONE WITH SHRIMP AND ONE WITH
SOFTSHELL CRAB.>>LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO?
THERE IS LIFE ALL OVER DELMARVA.
THE ANNUAL WESTERN NIGHT IS COMING UP AT OCEAN TOWN TO
RAISE FUNDS FOR THE THERE. WRITING PROGRAM.
THIS YEAR’S EVENT IS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT THE CASINO AT
OCEAN DOWNS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, YOU CAN
CALL BARBARA BUSSELL AT 908 581-555.
>>SEAN: EXPLOSION SATURDAY AT THE
MARINA. IN SUPPORT OF THE SHOE TO SHARE
PROGRAM. IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE
INFORMATION YOU CAN CALL TO SEAN AT 410-253-5176.
DELMARVALIFE WILL BE RIGHT BACK. .

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