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March 26, 2014

Barker Cub Scouts race through Pinewood Derby

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Spring has sprung and some of those flower bulbs are peeking through the remaining snow. Take heart, my friends, the cold and drab are almost over and living in farm country means a beautiful burst of green is on the way.

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It was a fun afternoon at the Barker Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby last weekend, hosted by Pack 26. I was amazed by the hard work and precision put into these cars and think that all the boys are winners. I tried to assemble one and thought the pointed axles were nails (they sure looked like nails), and instead of laying them in the channels I hammered them into the sides, making the belly of the car too low to race. An engineer I am not! To the wonderful scout leaders who go the extra mile to make it fun for everyone, I send a huge vote of thanks. Thanks also to the ladies for the refreshments. Scouting has so much to offer, not only for the boys but for the whole family.

The winners of the Pinewood Derby were Brayden James, first; Billy Dyet, second; Allen Donner, third and Donovan Recore, fourth. The top three received trophies and all four will compete in the District Derby on April 27 at Rapids Fire Hall.

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The Relay For Life team meeting is at 6 tonight at Roy B. Kelley School cafeteria, 610 E. High St., Lockport. Not on a team or registered yet? Anyone interested in being a part of Relay is invited, and you’ll find prizes, surprises and all the information and supplies you need.

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As Music in Our Schools Month is coming to a close, we have the Junior and Senior High Chorus Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Herbert Ludwig Auditorium, and everyone is invited.

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If it’s Lent, it means fish fries, and the Cataract Lodge 295, 20 Main St., Middleport, is serving fish, shrimp and chicken finger dinners from 4:30 to 7 p.m. every Friday, for $9.50. Support the Masons’ community activities.

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