Hustisford hosts its 55th annual 'Toilet Bowl' celebration
HUSTISFORD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Everyone celebrates the new year in their own way, and some ways are quite unique. One community in Dodge County uses toilet paper to ring in the new year.
There was definitely a lot of fun had in Hustisford where the motto, for the day, was B.Y.O.T.P. or "Bring Your Own Toilet Paper.”
It’s the one day a year where you’ll find more toilet paper in the street, than on the roll. This is the 55th annual "Toilet Bowl," where throwing "T.P." is O.K.
“What’s your favorite part about throwing toilet paper?” reporter Kim Shine asked.
“You get to hit people," responded a 12-year-old girl enjoying the celebration.
Everyone has their own reasons for joining in on the fun. For Mary Dornfeld and her family, it’s tradition.
“It’s very cold, you have to half crazy to be out here," Mary said.
"My best friend and I, we used to come here every New Years and we just throw toilet paper and we just have huge smiles on our faces," added her son Malachi.
Tug-O-War and Water Barrel challenges also filled the day, but there’s more. The Toilet Bowl helps fundraise to preserve a historic piece of Hustisford - the Community Hall.
“That hall was about ready to go under and get demolished and a bunch of volunteers got together and put a lot of effort," Hustisford Community Hall Vice President Kirk Kaul said. "We re-did the upstairs with a brand new bar, new lighting, new paint inside and brand new bathrooms upstairs because we have polka dances throughout the year.”
And it’s likely those improvements will continue with the help of the community, and a few rolls of toilet paper.
Fundraising is still happening for the Community Hall. If you would like to get your raffle ticket you have until Jan. 6, although Kaul told CBS 58 there are not a lot of tickets left.