- Associated Press - Monday, November 24, 2014

LUCAS, Kan. (AP) - A toilet-shaped restroom in a small north-central Kansas town has placed second in a national contest.

The Wichita Eagle (https://bit.ly/1F7QPB4 ) reports that the honor was bestowed upon the Grassroots Art Center’s Bowl Plaza in Lucas last Wednesday, which was World Toilet Day. The public restrooms at Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia were voted No. 1.

The competition is sponsored by Cintas, a company that designs restrooms. The finalists in the “Top 10” best restrooms in the nation contest were named in September, and people could vote for their favorites.

The Lucas facility got its start in 2008 when the town’s approximately 400 residents banded together because there was a need for a public restroom. It took them four years to raise money and design the facility.

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