Page 4 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 1, 2019 Grown-ups love the Pinewood Derby, too Saugus Cub Scout Pack 62 holds its annual race tomorrow By Mark E. Vogler A Law Offices of Terrence W. Kennedy 512 Broadway, Everett • Criminal Defense • Personal Injury • Medical Malpractice Tel: (617) 387-9809 Cell: (617) 308-8178 twkennedylaw@gmail.com 8 Norwood St. Everett (617) 387-9810 www.eight10barandgrille.com Kitchen Hours: Mon-Thurs: 12-10pm Fri-Sat: 12-11pm Sunday: 1pm-10pm NEW $10 Dinner Menu! Come in and Try our New... Choose from 16 Items! Served Monday thru Thursday - 4 PM - 10 PM Grilled Rib Eye Steak! Only $22.00 includes Two Sides Every Friday FRESH HADDOCK DINNER Only $18.00 includes two sides Facebook.com/ advocate.news.ma ll across America, the Pinewood Derby is considered the signature event for Cub Scouts. But in Saugus, grown-ups seem to love the rush of racing miniature wood cars down a special track just as much as the kids do. The adults – led by Selectman Jennifer D’Eon – have made their own cars to compete tomorrow (Saturday) as Saugus Cub Scout Pack 62 holds its Annual Pinewood Derby in the basement of the Cliftondale Congregational Church at 50 Essex St., Saugus. “The other Troop Leaders and parents are very competitive in the adult open race,” D’Eon said this week. “When I told the guys I was racing Titanic, they threw down the gauntlet immediately! One troop leader told me he is building an iceberg race car to against me! Let’s see how unsinkable does Saturday (March 2nd)!” The Open Race (adults, Boy Scouts, parents and siblings) starts at 10 a.m. Pizza will be served around noon. Cub Scouts start racing around 1 p.m. This free event is for anyone who would like to come down and watch some good, clean family fun. D’Eon designed and built a miniature Titanic on wheels. “My car – ‘Unsinkable’ – in this year’s 2019 Pinewood Derby weighs seven ounces and took about two weeks to complete,” D’Eon said. “My husband and my son both helped me build the Titanic wooden model to place on a wedge racing car. I got the idea from the Boy Scout magazine ‘Boys’ Life,’” she said. “Unsinkable” might look good. But D’Eon has said she’s concerned that it might be too heavy to speed down the track. Sometimes the sharpest ASKS | from page 3 their home, but we’re glad it’s still standing. And it sounds like it’s repairable. It’s insured and nobody got hurt and, hopefully, they are not displaced from their home for too long. They can get it repaired. They won’t have to tear the house down. Q: How often should a house be inspected for electrical work? A: I don’t think there’s necessarily a guideline on checking your electrical system, but if you live in your house and noTITANIC ON WHEELS: Selectman Jennifer D’Eon shows off her Pinewood Derby entry for tomorrow’s race. looking cars turn out to be the slowest. D’Eon faces some tough competition, including an entry by her 12-year-old son, Jake, a member of Saugus Boy Scout Troop 62 who will be competing in his sixth Pinewood Derby. “My car is built for speed. Hopefully, I will win,” Jake said of the wedge race car on which he hand-painted flames. Meanwhile, Boy Scout Troop 62 leader John Zirpolo also plans to compete at the annual Pinewood Derby. His car this year features Wile E. Coyote riding dynamite. “John is an amazing woodtice something like a light flickering or you are having trouble with an outlet – I don’t know of a guideline other than having a routine inspection done on your home. Q: So, if an outlet goes dead, is that something that needs to be dealt with? A: I would definitely look into that, especially if it didn’t trip; if it did not trip the breaker and it’s not working, there’s something definitely wrong. And you should have it looked at immediately. That could be the source for a potential ignition point for a fire. Jake D’Eon, 12, of Saugus Boy Scout Troop 62, plans to compete in his sixth Pinewood Derby. worker and shows off his skills every year,” D’Eon said. So, tomorrow is race day in Cliftondale. And miniature wood cars made by the hands of kids, sometimes with the help of their parents, will be competing for prizes for the fastest and the best-looking. The Pinewood Derby has been a major event sponsored by Cub Scout Troops throughout the United States for more than six decades. Then-Cub Scout Pack 280C originated the idea on May 15, 1953, when it held the first Pinewood Derby at the Scout House in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Q: What are some other things you would tell people to protect themselves from an electrical fire? A: I go back to “Don’t do your own electrical work.” That’s the best advice. Use a licensed and insured electrician. Pull permits. Get it inspected. That’s why we have inspectional services. The electrical inspector in this town is a very competent guy, and he’s looking out for the citizen, and he wants to make sure it’s done to code and is safe. ASKS | SEE PAGE 13 THIS SHOULD BE A BLAST: Boy Scout Troop 62 leader John Zirpolo Pinewood Derby creation: Wile E Coyote riding dynamite. (Courtesy Photos to The Saugus Advocate)

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