It's Pinewood Derby Time

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It's Pinewood Derby Time

Saturday, in the showroom of Hammer Chevrolet, it was race day. The Boy Scouts of America hosted their annual Pinewood Derby for all local Cub Scouts. The Cub Scouts, with their parent's help, built their own cars out of a block of wood, with plastic wheels, and then raced them down a specially made track for the derby.

Before the official race, ten business owners, each having built their own cars, took to the tracks to take home a traveling trophy. Ron Maixner, District Executive for the Scouts says the Pinewood Derby wouldn't be possible without the business support.

It was all about the big boys and their toys. Travis Taylor, representing Shipton's, took first place honors, plus bragging rights for a year, in the business division. It took him about a month to put his car together.

But for the Cub Scouts themselves, Maixner says building a car together builds bonds.

The top business winner must come back next year with a different car and compete again.

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