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BLUE LIGHTNING

In this March 2017 FILE photo, Brendin Ogg, 8, watches as his racecar Blue Lightning takes first place in a heat against three other cars Saturday morning during the Cub Scouts Pack 7033 Pinewood Derby in the Sechrist Elementary School gym. This Saturday, July 14, 2018, The Garden Thrift will host a Pinewood Derby at 2 S Beaver Street. 

This Saturday, June 14, head down to the Garden Thrift for the Findlay Auto Derby Day with Over the Rainbow Butterfly Garden. This Pinewood Derby race will have an official derby track and timer and three racing categories: Pro Series Sponsorship Race, Amateur Kid and Amateur Adult.

The event begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m., with the races beginning at 11.

As part of the festivities, Altitudes Bar and Grill next door will be smoking brisket, Grand Canyon Brewing Company and MillerCoors will be selling beers and there will be fresh cocktails from Canyon Diablo Distillery. This is a kid and family-friendly event, so bring the dog, bring all the kiddos on the play-date and stay awhile.

100% of the proceeds will go the Over the Rainbow Butterfly Garden, a non-profit working with local children with disabilities.

The event is $20 for adults 21+, which includes a derby kit and one drink ticket, $15 for those 21 and under—a category that also includes a derby kit. Kits can be picked up at The Garden Thrift Shop at 2 S Beaver Street, Findlay Honda and Majestic Marketplace in the Aspen Place shopping area.

Food Truck Frenzy expands to Fort Tuthill this Saturday

Don’t be surprised if, while driving on 89A this weekend past Fort Tuthill, you catch a delicious whiff, a flavor-laden sniff of something, a mixture of foods galore; that something is Northern Arizona’s Largest Food Truck Festival and everyone is invited.

The festival, which begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 8, (Saturday, July 14) will be host to over 30 food trucks of all varieties as well as music, a petting zoo, beer, activities for kids and much more.

Parking will be free with a suggested donation to the Shadows Foundation, a non-profit helping individuals in need who are affected by life threatening diseases by providing services and financial assistance.

Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day of food. Each truck will have a $5 Festival item.

Food trucks include, but are not limited to: Hibachibot Korean barbecue, Fratelli’s Pizza, Hot Cookie Truck, Cleveland Roast Beef Company, The American Poutine Co., Always A Kid At Heart Popsicles, Archuleta Ice Cream, Bang Bang Dumpling, Bayou Bistro, Gringodillas, Mediterranean Majik Food Truck , Single Speed Coffee , Yellowman Fry Bread and many, many more.

The event will take place rain or shine.

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