by Steve Peterson
Hawarden Cub Scout Pack 209 conducted a “Space Derby” in which the boys made miniature rockets out of wooden blocks.
Jack Monsm was the winner, Austin Wilbert was second and Zach Finzen was third.
The “ships” are attached to string and propelled by rubber bands down a piece of string.
The event had about 20 contestants at Hawarden Community Center on Nov. 18.
In the Spring, cars take center stage for the annual Pinewood Derby.
Judge for the “Space Derby” was Keith Wilbert. Duane Schiefen and Jordan Reekers helped start the races.