When you watch re-runs of “The Andy Griffith Show”, “The Donna Reed Show”, and “The Brady Bunch” (or what I like to refer to as TV worth watching) inevitably you will come across an episode that involves a derby car race. In these episodes not only does it have a heartwarming message at the end but it highlights the good, quality time that a parent can spend with their child while building and racing one of these derby cars. In addition to being able to teach them how to construct things with their hands you can also teach them about the joys of winning or the way to handle defeat in a mature fashion.
Luckily the fifth annual Grand Junction Derby is taking place on Oct.5th which still gives you plenty of time to sign up and construct your personalized derby car. Entering a car costs just $28.00 and the driver of the car must be 16 years of age or older. Drivers can enter in either the creative or competitive category and are encouraged to wear costumes that relate to the theme of their car. If you have younger children there will also be a free tricycle race.
Even if you don’t have any derby aged kids or wouldn’t know how to assemble a Little Tykes car it is still a great event to attend. With live music, food, beer, and multiple activities for kids there is sure to be something for everyone. If you have any questions please contact Westfield Parks @ 317-804-3184. Click here for more information or to register! I will be volunteering and hope to see all of you there… stop by and say hello!