Just want to pass along a heads-up to GMG readers that the 19th annual running of the Fish Box Derby is coming up on Sunday, September 16th. There is still time to get a car together for any child from 8 to 14 that would enjoy the “Thrill of the Hill”. We will be racing down Rogers Street in front of Gorton’s that day and expect more than thirty entrants. There is no entry fee for the kids. The cost of putting on the race is borne by the Fish Box Derby Committee and the more than 100 sponsors from the community who buy advertising signs on the hay bales that line the course.
Trophies are awarded to all participants with the grandest prizes (bikes, Y memberships, whale watch tickets, and watches) going to the top four finishers in each of the two classes: Freestyle (sleeve bearings) and Modified (ball and roller bearings). Other prizes are awarded for Best Pit Crew and Koolest Kar.
This is one of the great family events of the year. The rules are simple and cars can be built from scratch or from kits, with help available from the committee. Much more information is on www.fishboxderby.org. Anyone wishing to advertise on the race course can also find the form on the website, or call me at 978 283 1932.
Thanks for helping us get the word out.
July 2012 Block Party Raffle Winner!
Dana Laing of Gloucester is the happy recipient of his half of the Block Party 50/50 Raffle, $70.
Both he and producers hope we raise even more next time, to share with one of you!!