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Pinewood Derby Workshop - Tyler, Texas

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:37 pm
by Derby Monkey
Man… the sawdust and graphite was flying today. The Derby Monkey Workshop helped over 100 folks today including scouts, moms and dads from three different packs. Today’s workshop, from 9:00am to 4:00pm, was 7 fun filled action packed hours of pinewood derby car building.

The workshop served a tremendous local need today. We helped many fathers with little or no building skills to single moms who had no clue how to get started. Some dads had the skills but no tools or shop to work.

We served the kids free popcorn, donuts and Kool-Aid (tanked’em up on sugar and sent’em home with mom and dad). The old folks had all the coffee they could drink. The cubs and their siblings watched Speed Racer, Down & Derby and Little Cars when they took a break from building. Our 42” screen doubles as a race management score board as well as a DVD player to entertain the kids. Several adults watched and loved Down & Derby.

This makes our fourth workshop this season and has another scheduled for next Saturday. When this is all over I will take well deserved rest.



My wife Erin serving popcorn


Re: Pinewood Derby Workshop - Tyler, Texas

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:42 am
by rpcarpe
Derby Monkey,
Any results back from the cars that started life in your workshop?
If/when these kids are succesful, the word will spread!