Archive for Thursday, April 15, 2010

General Motors Plant to be site of 11th Annual Pinewood Derby Race

April 15, 2010

Homemade cars will be put to the test at the local area Cub Scouts 11th Annual Pinewood Derby Race, going on from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday at the General Motors Plant in Fairfax, 3201 Fairfax Trafficway.

Cub Scouts will race their gravity-propelled cars that they design and carve with the assistance of their parents against other Cubs’ cars. This is a joint venture between the Kaw District of the Heart of America Council and General Motors/UAW Local 31 that will allow Cub Scouts from both Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties to compete against each other.

Several companies within the Fairfax industrial area will sponsor the event and proceeds from these sponsorships will go to help area youths have a scouting experience, such as summer camp. Last year’s event raised more than $30,000.

For more information, contact Jeff Terrell at (816) 569-4947.

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