Saturday, March 25, 2006

The beds go zooming by

After being pushed into second place by the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department at last year's Cherry Blossom Bed Race, the Walthall Oil Co. came back with a vengeance Saturday with a time of 18.23 seconds. Walthall, the winner of 2004's race, had some pretty tight competition with the fire department, though, which came in at 19.11 seconds. Both were the only teams to complete the race in under 20 seconds, though the Robins Air Force Base C130 Paint Shop was close with a time of 20.41 seconds. There were also other winners at Saturday's race. The judges named the Georgia Children's Museum Bed No. 1 most orginal and MRS Home Care won for being the funniest bed. I definitely agree with the judges' decisions on those. The Children's Museum entered two different beds in the race (both with pirate themes) but Bed No. 1 was just a little more superior in design than its counterpart. The MRS Home Care was absolutely hands-down the funniest bed, which included a slew of "doctors" and "surgeons" rushing their patient in a hospital gurney down Cherry Street. The True Faith Youth Department suffered the only major malfunction in Saturday's race when their rear left wheel came apart from their bed. They were good sports though and still finished the race in 64.45 seconds. Had their wheel not come off, they might have been good competition for the fire department and Walthall though, because it seems like all the beds with the fastest times had males pushing. Hmmm, what does that say? All in all it was a great race and I can't wait until next year. I'm even thinking that maybe we should get a Telegraph team together to show those Walthall members a thing or two about speed. :)
Here's a look at some of the contestants:

Walthall Oil Co.

Georgia Children's Museum Bed No. 1

MRS Home Care

Macon-Bibb County Fire Department

Phi Mu Sorority's Sleeping Beauties

Middle Georgia Apartment Association

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