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Village of New Athens

From the Desk of Mayor Joe


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Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Races

I was honored to be chosen as a Judge for the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Races held January 28th.   New Athens Police Officer Jeremiah Schultz was a fellow judge.  I am glad I was not the only judge because the judging criteria was complicated with thirteen separate categories along with a Judges Choice Overall.  Officer Schultz is a model community police officer and I am proud to have him as one of ours.  He indicated he chose our community because of the excellent reputation of the New Athens Police Department.

The race vehicles, made from a block of pinewood, painted and weighted were raced on a long track.  The parents and grandparents, etc. assist with the construction of the vehicles.  Trophies are awarded to the winners.  It was a great event.