LITTLE FALLS — The eighth Annual AWANA Grand Prix took place at Mohawk Valley Christian Academy on Nov. 3. About 29 members of AWANA’s TNT group, which consists of students in grades 3-6, raced the cars they designed, built and painted themselves.
Three club members earned trophies for speed. The first place winner was Lexis Levellie, the second place winner was Jacob Winkler and the third place winner was Christopher Countryman. There were also three trophies for design. The first place winner was Mary Rose Hight, the second place winner was Marcella Venettozzi and the third place winner was Kevin Kretser. Nine of the parents and leaders also raced cars. The winner in the adult heat was Dick Tansley.
The Sparks, students in grades K-2, also had a track set up where they raced Matchbox and Hot Wheels for fun. Two awards were given in the Sparks group. Ashley O’Connor won an award for good behavior and good sportsmanship. Lucas Evati won the coloring contest.
The Cubbies watched the Sparks race their cars. Hot dogs, chips and other refreshments were served during the night and at half-time, Nathan Karn, an AWANA commander in Pennsylvania, was the special speaker.