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First of two demolition derbies Saturday

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Spectators and car drivers got dirty at last year's Demolition Derby sponsored by the Clay County 4-H Council. The annual event, which is held at the 4-H Fairgrounds, has turned into one of the largest fundraisers for the Clay County 4-H. Times Staff File Photo.
Are you ready to get dirty while watching a demolition derby?

Then grab your lawn chairs, because the Clay County 4-H Council's annual Demolition Derby is at the 4-H Fairgrounds this Saturday.

"We have two derbies a year, one in June and the other in July. This is one of our largest fundraisers for 4-H," Event organizer Jim Stevenson recently told The Brazil Times. "It's a great family event, and all the proceeds go entirely to the 4-H program."

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

Admission for school children and up will be $7 each, pit passes are available for those individuals who are age 16 and older for $17 and children preschool and younger will be admitted free. Car entry is $25. Concessions will be available.

All proceeds will be used to support Clay County 4-H.

Foul weather last year forced cancellation of the June event.

"There was an enormous amount of rain last June," Stevenson said. "Unfortunately, we had to cancel. There wasn't a dry spot on the fairgrounds to park cars."

Saturday's event will again be the first of two scheduled derbies at the 4-H Fairgrounds, south of Brazil on State Road 59. The second derby is scheduled for Saturday, July 25 to finish out the activities of the 2009 4-H Fair.

Stevenson said there would be a concession stand available with various food, drinks and treats including grilled hot dogs and hamburgers.

"The crowd always seems to have a great time," Stevenson said. "Last July's derby was a success with about 1,100 people attending and 42 cars participating. We are anticipating a good turn out again this year."

For more information, contact Jim Stevenson at 765-672-4641.

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