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EASTFORD, CT, March 8, 2020 by Mike Moran
Eastford Hosts Pinecar Prix
Pine cars “roared” down the track on Sunday March 8 at the Congregational Church of Eastford Kids’ Club annual Pinecar Prix. The colorful and creative cars were built by the children from simple kits that included a block of pine, wheels and axles. Contestants in the Kids’ Club class were ages 5 through grade 6. “This year they really put a lot of work into building their cars,” said club leader James Barlow. A digital timing system precisely measured each car’s time to run down the slick aluminum track as a cheering crowd of friends and family looked on.
Winners (for speed) in the Kids’ Club class were Robert R 1st place, Bina B in 2nd and David B in 3rd. Best design prizes (a tie) went to Meadow B for her “American Popsicle” car and Zoë Labonte for her “Super Mario” car. The most creative car was Natalia Kneeland’s “Cheese Mouse.” There was also an Open Class for speed for racers of all ages. Winners were Robert R (1st), Mia C (2nd) and Porter B (3rd). The Kids’ Club meets Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:45 pm September – May. For information – https://cceastford.org/for-you/children/
Results from our Frog Jumping Contest
Saturday, July 13, 2019!
Small Frog Category
1st Place: Lorenzo Richmond – “Chris” jumped 76 inches
2nd Place: Mary Percy – “Rosey” jumped 72 inches
3rd Place: Chloe Minor – “Sporky” jumped 65 inches
Large Frog Category
1st Place: Esther Penney – “Sue” jumped 94 inches
2nd Place: Francesca Richmond – “Rana” jumped 93 inches
3rd Place: Luke Martin – “Lightning Bolt Frog” jumped 88 inches
Willimantic Meals Ministry
The Chronicle May 16, 2019!
Creative Arts Night was held on Sat, March 30, 2019!
Penny was our Grand Prix 2019 Winner!
Penny from Pomfret – First Place Grand Prix (Fastest car)
David from Eastford – Second Place Grand Prix
Owen from Eastford – Third Place Grand Prix
Abigail from Eastford – Winner of Best Display (Best design/details)
Brianna from Eastford – Tied for Runner Up Best Display
Hunter from Eastford – Tied for Runner Up Best Display (not pictured)
3rd Annual Cupcake Wars was held on Sat, Feb 9, 2019!