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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

With car shows, demolition derbies, ice cream and an old-fashion community picnic there will be plenty of local family activities to enjoy this Saturday.

From 9 a.m.-3 p.m., the Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor its second annual car, truck and cycle show at Forest Park Shelter No. 3.

The public is invited to stop by and enjoy the vehicles, visit Air Evac and support the Indiana Blood Center.

Food and drinks will be available at the event.

Vehicles may be registered for $10 before the show, $12 the day of the show and all proceeds will be used in support of the department.

For more information, contact Rick Atkins at 446-2703 or by e-mail at firemanvb35@verizon.net.

The organizers of the Clay County 4-H Council-sponsored Demolition Derby are determined there will be a "muddy good time" on the dirt track Saturday evening.

Torrential rains canceled the event on June 13, but event organizer Jim Stevenson told The Brazil Times, "We are a go for this weekend."

Stevenson said a total of almost $2,000 in prizes are awarded during the event, with the "last vehicle moving" the winner of the $1,000 first-place prize.

"This is a great event for families to have fun at, and all proceeds go toward the Clay County 4-H program, which is a very worth cause, Stevenson said. "We hope the crowds come out for a good time."

Gates open to the public at 5 p.m., with the cars hitting the track at 7 p.m.

General admission for demolition fans is $7, with $17 pit passes also available. Preschoolers and younger children will be admitted for free.

For more information about the derby, contact Stevenson at 765-672-4641.

Families may stop by Ashboro United Methodist Church starting at 5 p.m. to enjoy a refreshing bowl of ice cream and some relaxing fellowship during the church social.

Pies, cakes and sandwiches will be available for a free-will offering. The local gospel group P-150 will provide entertainment.

The church is located at Ashboro Road and State Road 59.

The Carbon Park will be busy with the Carbon United Methodist Church's second annual Church In The Park event.

Reminiscent of an old-fashioned summer picnic, there will be fun games for ages of youngsters, including a 3-on-3 basketball and badminton tournaments, horseshoe throwing contest, balloon races, water balloon toss and a watermelon seed spitting contest.

There will be plenty of good food, including hot dogs, chips, brownies, watermelon, cold drinks and much more.

Organizers encourage people to bring lawn chairs and enjoy the fun that starts at 4 p.m.

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