People are obsessed with Mr. Trash Wheel -- so obsessed with it, in fact, that they’re actually having a festival for it on October 20.
The wheel is called Mr. Trash Wheel because the wheel is a trash interceptor, removing trash and cleaning up the Inner Harbor. For some reason, it has the internet amazed. And the internet obsession has leaked back into real life because the wheel actually has googly-eyes attached to it and everything.
According to The Baltimore Sun, Mr. Trash Wheel has collected more than a million pounds of trash since its inception in 2014 by the Waterfront Partnership's Healthy Harbor Initiative. Love for Mr. Trash Wheel has evolved him into a bit of a star with fans willing to buy a plush toy in his image.
That’s pretty impressive, I must say. I’m kind of getting the obsession now. It’s for a great cause, after all.
You can attend the Trash Wheel Fan Fest on Saturday, October 21, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Peabody Heights Brewery. The brewery is located at 401 East 30th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. Part of the reason for the festival is to grow and support the initiative of making the Baltimore harbor safe for swimming and fishing.
There will be live entertainment, food, beer, and great people. What more could you need in a party? Ticket prices range from $30 to $40 and you can purchase your very own here.
And you can read more about what to expect from the fest here.
Courtesy of baltimoresun.com
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