The upcoming Pinewood Derby at the Grace Brethren Church, Sunnyside, Wash. (Nathan Zakahi, pastor) is featured in the Daily Sun News this week. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Youngsters gearing up for Grand Prix Pinewood Derby
After earning their cars via a points system established by their AWANA leaders, several youngsters in the youth program at Grace Brethren Church in Sunnyside are preparing for a Grand Prix Pinewood Derby event.
The youngsters are in kindergarten through fifth grade. They earned points by memorizing Bible verses, bringing friends to AWANA, working as teams in a variety of activities and being good citizens, according to AWANA leader Dusty Miller.
Leaders say some of the youngsters donated points to friends. Others purchased cars with their points and gave those cars to friends, according to Miller.
“This is a unique experience…they had to earn these cars,” he said.
The derby is set to take place on Saturday, May 17, in the church’s shop building on South Seventh Street.
“The races start at 10 a.m.,” Miller said, noting registration is at 9 a.m.
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