Poland scouts run Pinewood Derby


Neighbors | Shaiyla Hakeem .Racers are called up one by one to get their cars and prepare them for the race. Cub Scout Jacob Smith is excited about placing his car on the racing ramp.


Neighbors | Submitted .Pinewood Derby awarded medals and certificates to first, second and third place winners. First place winner Adrew Albert was ill, so his sister stepped in to accept his award. From left: Sarah Albert, Ehtan Ball and Jacob Hockensmith..


Neighbors | Shaiyla Hakeem .These cub scouts are anxiously waiting for the Pinewood Derby to begin. The derby was held Monday at the Poland Presbyterian Church. From the front left: Jarod Jeffers, Dalton Ashworth, Philip Hockensmith, Jacob Hockensmith, Brennen Teska, Matthew Commons and Aiden Colletti.


Neighbors | Shaiyla Hakeem .Rocco Parente sits his car down after being weighed in where it will stay until the big race. The maximum weight for a car is 5 ounces.


Neighbors | Shaiyla Hakeem .Cub Scout Ethan Ball makes sure his car is placed correctly in his racing lane. He is Pinewood Derby's second place winner.

Cub Scout Pack 44 raced their custom-made wooden cars down a wooden race track at their annual Pinewood Derby on Monday.

Poland Presbyterian Church on Manor Street hosted the fun-filled event on its third floor. The church has been hosting this Poland tradition for more than 42 years.

The Cub Scouts have been preparing for the race since they received their block of wood in December.

They designed, sculpted, painted and decorated their cars for derby day.

Upon arrival, each scout checked their car in where it was weighed and placed in a holding area until the race. The maximum weight for a car was 5 ounces.

Prizes and certificates were awarded to the top three sinners. First place was awarded to Andrew Albert. Ethan Ball landed in second, and third place was given to Jacob Hockensmith.

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