• Piloting the Sapphire Knights of Columbus Confession Concession entry, Glenville’s Jose Luis Feria Aparicio, right, skis past the Poop Coop entry piloted by Lance Black of Alabama en route to victory Saturday afternoon in the 13th annual Sapphire Valley Resort Outhouse Race. (Photo by Don Richeson.)
    Piloting the Sapphire Knights of Columbus Confession Concession entry, Glenville’s Jose Luis Feria Aparicio, right, skis past the Poop Coop entry piloted by Lance Black of Alabama en route to victory Saturday afternoon in the 13th annual Sapphire Valley Resort Outhouse Race. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

Glenville's Aparicio pilots Knights entry to win Sapphire outhouse race

Second straight year St. Jude Catholic Church group's entry has claimed victory

By Don Richeson / Staff

SAPPHIRE -- Glenville resident Jose Luis Feria Aparicio captured first place for the second straight year in the Sapphire Valley Resort outhouse race Saturday, guiding a St. Jude Catholic Church Knights of Columbus entry to victory. The cross-topped entry was called Confession Concession and is modeled on a Catholic Church confessional booth.

In the race’s final heat, Aparicio edged out a chicken coop-theme entry called Poop Coop piloted by Lance Black, who came from Birmingham, Alabama to compete in the race. Black captured runner-up honors.

Hundreds came out to watch the 14 ski-equipped outhouse entries race down the ski slope at the resort in the 13th annual presentation of the race.

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