Stories tagged with: Pinewood Derby

April 14, 2014 - 4:08pm
14 weeks 3 days ago

The Kiwanis Club of Zanesville is preparing for its 4th Annual Corporate Pinewood Derby.

About 25 local businesses will be sponsoring 25 pinewood derby cars at this Thursday's event. Kevin Pinson, derby chairman for the Kiwanis Club, says the club got the idea for the event from local cub scout packs a few years ago. Each business will be given a car kit and can choose to either build the car themselves or have it built by starlight industries.

"It's a double elimination...

April 18, 2013 - 8:03pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

Adults and local businesses got together and raced 20 derby cars for the Kiwanis Club of Zanesville's 2nd Annual Pinewood Derby. The event was held at the Knights of Columbus-Sunrise Center and was sponsored by the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home.

"To sponsor a car it was 250-dollars and what that sponsorship does is, all of those sponsors go to the local Kiwanis Club to support the youth programs that we sponsor throughout the Zanesville Community," said Jeff Wicherham of the...

March 23, 2013 - 3:49pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

A local Cub Scouts participated in a pinewood derby race at North Terrace Church in Zanesville Saturday afternoon. About 55 cub scouts from Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties raced their pinewood derby cars.

"It's the first one we've done in twelve years. We had some problems at the last one and they've not done it since. So I took it upon myself to do this for these boys," said Phil Palmer of the Zane Trace District Pinewood Derby.

About 200 people packed the...

March 22, 2013 - 4:59pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

The Kiwanis Club of Zanesville will be hosting a Pinewood Derby next month. The third annual derby is sponsored by Bolin-Dierkis Funeral Home and will be held at The Knights of Columbus Sunrise Center on April 14.

"We're hoping to raise about 6-thousand dollars by having a fun night of adult pinewood derby racing. Normally it's an activity for the cub scouts but we noticed that adults have just as much fun as the kids so about three years ago we started running this event,"...

January 21, 2013 - 1:44am
1 year 26 weeks ago

One of the premiere events for the Cub Scouts pack 121 from Dresden is the annual Pinewood Derby.

Today was the 42nd annual event where the scouts, grades first through fifth race their hand crafted car, each child is given a kit to build their vehicle including a block of wood, wheels and axles.

"They are given a set of rules that they have to go by and they build a car based on those rules and then they bring them in here and we weigh them and inspect them to make sure...

April 13, 2012 - 9:28am
2 years 14 weeks ago


A fast car and home field advantage contributed to Knights of Columbus’ first place victory in Thursday’s Kiwanis Corporate Pinewood Derby.Seventeen cars competed in the event, sponsored by Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, at Knights of Columbus Hall, Sunrise Center. The race was a fundraiser for Kiwanis Club of Zanesville’s youth-oriented projects.Other top finishers were: Coconis Furniture, second place, and Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, third place. The funeral...

January 17, 2010 - 9:06pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

Local boy scouts were off the races Sunday afternoon.

Fifteen boy scouts from pack 121 out of Dresden, raced their homemade cars in the 40th Annual Pinewood Derby.

"They start with a block of wood with wheels and nails and they carve it and shape it and build it within a set of specs for length width, etc," explains Dan Riley, the Pack Committee Chairman.

Each race car must be 2 3/4 inches by 7 inches and not weigh over 5 ounces to compete...

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