Franklin Avenue Fall Fest 2019
The first pinewood derby was held on May 15, 1953, at the Scout House in Manhattan Beach, California by Cub Scout Pack 280C (the present Pack 713). The concept was created by the Pack's Cubmaster Don Murphy, and sponsored by the Management Club at North American Aviation.
Murphy's son was too young to participate in the popular Soap Box Derby races, so he came up with the idea of racing miniature wood cars. The cars had the same gravity-powered concept as the full-size Soap Box Derby cars but were much smaller and easier to build.
Now Franklin Avenue Elementary may not have invented the Pinewood Derby but we sure have treasured this as if we had. Year after year it's the most highly anticipated event at Franklin and we hope you can come to experience the joy and thrill of the race with all the students.
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Calling all Food Trucks and Pop-Ups! With an expected attendance over 6,000 people, this is the show for you. You must be registered and approved prior to booking. You can Register here and if you are already approved, you can log in here as well.
If you are an approved Seller. Log in to your account. Go to Vendor Stuff. Drop down to Book an Event then Click October.