Cub Scout Pack 135 is revving up the engines for its annual

Pinewood Derby Race tournament Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year the Pack will hold the event at the New Gloucester Bible Church on Route 100. The event is open to the public with donations accepted at the door. They will also be selling hot dogs and other refreshments.

The Pack has chosen to donate a portion of the proceeds from the event to assist the Berard family. Michael Berard, who was

recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, volunteers as a Cub Scout Leader for Pack 135, and his son Michael is a proud Bear Cub Scout. The entire Pack family wants to help the Berard family through this tough time and help ease the financial impact this has had Mike and his family.

The Pack had over 35 entrants last year, with more that a dozen additional entrants in the popular family races. With over 40 registered scouts this year it is sure to be a big event. The Dexter boys, Trent and Troy, have traded the title back and forth the last few years and the competition to knock off the reigning champs should make for some great fun at the races. This year, the Pack will be using its brand new aluminum track and projecting instant race results onto the wall using a projector. The Pack uses a computer controlled race system that automatically times the cars, a good thing since the races are so close.


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