"I haven't raised my legs that high since I was a cheerleader in high school," gasped Pam Musgrove shortly after crossing the finish line of the second annual Soldotna Lions Club Bed Race. Pam is the Public Relations manager for the Blood Bank of Alaska who sponsored the winning bed. "It's all about the fame and notoriety of winning, I had to have my hair done today. But I will sign autographs for anyone donating blood to the Blood Bank," said champion bed runner.
The race held in front of the Soldotna Senior Center drew three team entries this year and several strange looks from drivers passing by. Last year's champion, Lioness Daughn Carpenter, of Real Estate Professionals, came in second this year with their Hockey bed, and plans to regain the coveted title next year. "We'll make some modifications and be unbedable next year," said Daughn.
Entrants take their marks in front of the Soldotna Senior Center for the running of the 2nd Annual Soldotna Lions Club Bed Race
Actually there were more prizes then winners this year. There were plenty of beverages, snacks, and of course places to rest for the participants. "Our main goal was to have a fun time and raise some money for our high school scholarships. The event is catching on slowly, but we'll be back to defend our title next year," said Tim Musgrove Chairman of the Soldotna Lions Club. Each year the Club provides six $500 scholarships to local students wishing to continue their education in either a college or vocational school.
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