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Annual car show to feature new Pinewood Derby event


Don’t have a car to enter in the ninth annual Cruisin’ for a Cure car show in Henrietta on Saturday, April 6? Make one.

483989_4312909554932_682430461_nThe car show benefitting the American Cancer Society has added pinewood derby races to its schedule of events. The races are open to both children and adults.

Test runs and weigh-in for entries begins at 10 a.m., and continues through 11:45 a.m., with races to begin at noon. Entries will be divided by age and wheel style, including RA, Boy Scouts and Awana classes. Categories include adults/outlaw and kids through high school age. Entries are limited to one per person. Cars must weigh 5 ounces or less. Standard pinewood derby rules apply.

Entry fees are $2 per car and one can of nonperishable food. Those donating 5 pounds of food will be entered into a prize drawing. Money raised through the event will be donated o the Wichita, Archer and Clay RA Association. Food collected will be donated to the Clay County Outreach Mission.

The Cruisin’ for a Cure car show is held each year on the courthouse square in Henrietta.

Registration is $15 per vehicle, and runs from 9-10:30 a.m. Judging will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Awards will be given at 3 p.m.

All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Classes are new cars, 2000 and up; cars 1990-1999; 4×4 and offroad; Model A and T; special interests; import; street rod; domestic motorcycles; import motorcycles; Mustang, up to 1989; Camaro and Firebird, up to 1989; Corvette, up to 1989; under construction; pickup, 1950-72; pickup, 1973-90; pickup, 1991 and up; antique, pre-1950; Mopar; Nifty Fifties; Swingin’ Sixties; restored original; unrestored original; and muscle car.

Special awards include: People’s choice; best of show car and truck; mayor’s choice; best club participation, best paint, best interior, best display; and outstanding detail.


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