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Carrollton's looking for the 'hottest dog'
First Friday will include rescheduled Soap Box Derby
, Courier Staff Writer
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 11:00 AM
Organizers have rescheduled the rained-out RaceFest Soap Box Derby to take place during Carrollton's First Friday events, along with other events and activities in the downtown area.
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event still encourages businesses, organizations or individuals to sign up for the race. Rain storms throughout the area caused the soap box derby, as well as the rest of the RaceFest activities, to be canceled on June 26.
Organizers encourage teams to create their own unique designs for the event. The only rules for the event are soap box derby cars cannot have motors and the driver must wear a helmet.
A power person will be allowed to push the derby car and driver to a certain point.
First, second and third place winners will receive awards during the event. There will also be a winner for the Most Unique soap box derby car.
Registration for the soap box derby begins at 6 p.m., and the races begin at 7 p.m. on Fourth Street near the Jefferson Community and Technical College parking lot.
Other activities during the First Friday event include the fourth annual hot dog cook-off and other activities.
Contestants should bring their entry for the annual "Carrollton's Hottest Dog" Contest and the recipe on an index card when turning in their submissions from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Courthouse square. Also, be sure to give the hot dog recipe a name worthy of a winner.
A grill from McNeal's Hardware will be awarded to the winner of the annual "Hottest Dog" contest. The winning hot dog recipe will be featured on the menu at Welch's Riverside Restaurant for the year.
The Carroll County Public Library plans to host an artist reception for local artist Jimmy Supplee during First Friday events. Supplee will have photographs inspired by the "Good Old Days" on display at the library throughout the month of July.
The River View Farmers Market will also be set up at Point Park, the new location for the market this year, during First Friday events.
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