Ovando Fire Department Hosts Inaugural Derby

OVANDO- How much fun can you have with a piece of pine, two axles and four wheels? This is what volunteer firefighter Andy Whitehead hopes to find out next week.

The Ovando Fire Department is hosting the inaugural Pinewood Derby Classic on the Fourth of July. The race will be a fundraiser for the volunteer fire department but more importantly it is designed to create community participation.

“Everyone in the community puts in $10 and comes together for an event,” Whitehead said. “It’s really created some interesting energy and participation in people in the community who don’t normally partici...


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