DeBrand's takes first place at TRF Bed Race, Mustard Seed takes big check
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - A fan favorite, the Three Rivers Festival Bed Race was back Wednesday night.
The reigning champion, Debrand's Fine Chocolate was back to take on the competition, and they did it again, coming out on top for another year.
But the bed race isn't just a competition of speed; beds with the most creativity were also awarded.
"My team wanted a Batman car because it's superheroes. We're from Byron, and so we feel like we're superheroes," says Tina Seale, the bed creator for Byron Health Center.
And Byron would take the cake, earning first place in the "creativity" category for this year's bed race.
But the real winners from Wednesday night's event are the customers of Mustard Seed Furniture Bank, which received nearly $18,000 for its Beds for Kids program, equipping children with brand new box springs and mattresses, pillows, sheets, blankets, and bed frames.
"Just today, we had a lady, and she had her grandson who is 2 years old, and he is getting his first bed," says Mustard Seed Executive Director Suzie Jordan. "And so he tonight is sleeping in his own big-boy bed, along with his blanket, which he probably won't need in this heat, but a set of sheets as well."