Stories tagged with: Pinewood Derby

January 24, 2016 - 8:21pm
30 weeks 5 days ago

Local Cub Scouts put the pedal to the metal at the 2016 Pinewood Derby.

The 45th Annual Cub Scout Pinewood Derby took place Sunday at the IBEW Hall of State Route 60 North. There were 12 participants between the ages of 6 and 10 years old. Each cub built their cars out of small pieces of pinewood and was able to decorated them however they liked with the help from a family member. When the race began the cars were released from the top of a long track and the first one to...

April 16, 2015 - 9:04pm
1 year 19 weeks ago

The Zanesville Kiwanis Club left the pit stop Thursday night and headed for the race track for its annual Pinewood Derby race.

In a close second to those peanuts we all love, the Pinewood Derby is the second largest fundraiser the Kiwanis Club has every year. Local businesses are encouraged to test their skills and build a car, all in hopes of winning the coveted first place trophy.

"We have some regulars every year, always finish in the top 5 so they always come back,...

March 28, 2015 - 6:57pm
1 year 21 weeks ago

Over fifty scouts in the Zane Trace Scout District headed to the races today.

The Zanesville First Church of the Nazarene hosted the district Pinewood Derby race for Cub Scouts. Eleven different packs from throughout the area entered into the race and race chairman, Dan Riley, explains the day's event.

"Each car will race against each other car the best we can. Each car is gonna race 18 times today and they get points in the order of finish, and the fast cars are gonna score...

January 19, 2015 - 8:43am
1 year 31 weeks ago

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Road Closure

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Muskingum County Sewer Department says east main street will close from 225 East Main to County Road Six starting at 8:00 A.M. Monday morning and ending at 4 P.M. Traffic won't be able to get to County Road Six coming down East Main Street during this time.

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April 14, 2014 - 4:08pm
2 years 19 weeks 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
3 years 18 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
3 years 22 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
3 years 22 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
3 years 31 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
4 years 19 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...

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