Billy carts ready to burn rubber

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A HIGH-speed day of fun for the whole family is ready to roll at Claremont College later this month, when the Rotary Club of Claremont presents its second annual Billy Cart Derby.

Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success, and organisers say this year’s festivities will be even bigger and better.

Entries are flooding in, with competitors to take part in a series of Traditional Parent/Child, Novelty and age group (5-7 years, 8-11 years, 12-15 years and 16-plus) events.

There’ll be plenty for spectators to do off-track as well including face painting, train rides, barbecues, coffee vans and cupcake stalls, a book sale and a chocolate wheel.

The Rotary Club is also using the event to showcase some of the projects Rotary is involved in, around the world and in the local community.

These include Polio Plus (eradicating polio worldwide), Water Bores in Tanzania (providing communities with fresh water), Food Plant Solutions (focusing on malnutrition, hunger

and food security in foreign countries), and RYDA Rotary Youth Driver Awareness – a free program run by Rotarians for all Year 11 and 12 students in Australia.

Rotary Club of Claremont members recently manned a stall at the Bunnings Glenorchy Fathers’ Day Event to promote the billy cart derby.

They had some billy carts on-site ready to test drive and it proved very popular, with many children waiting their turn for a few laps of the carpark.

The second annual Claremont Rotary Billy Cart Derby will be held on the Claremont College campus grounds from 10am-3pm on Sunday 27 November. Bring along a chair or just sit on the bank overlooking the track.

Entry is free for spectators, with any funds raised to be put back into the local community.

And it’s not too late to enter – go to the Claremont Rotary Billy Cart Derby Facebook page for application forms, rules and billy cart specifications.

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