A glimpse of the past: April 24, 1980

Excerpts taken from the April 24, 1980 edition of the Rappahannock Record

Cub Scouts Hold Pinewood Derby

The Cub Scouts of the Northern Neck District held their first annual district Pinewood Derby Saturday, April 19, at Lancaster Intermediate School in Kilmarnock. The Pinewood Derby has blocks of wood about 6″x2″ and the boys with the help of their parents, carve the block of wood into a car. The car is then raced down a thirty foot track.

Winners in the Pinewood Derby for the Cub Scouts of the Northern Neck held at Lancaster Intermediate School Saturday were (from left) Bobby McCarty, first; Bill O’Bier, second; Michael Kues, third; Steven Self, fourth; and Paul Elbourne, fifth.

The top five winners of the local Packs, 202 sponsored by Bethany United Methodist in Reedville, 207 sponsored by Cople Parish Education Committee in Hague, 242 sponsored by citizens of Kilmarnock Baptist Church, 246 sponsored by Lottsburg Primary PTA and 255 sponsored by Oak Grove Elementary, Competed for the Northern Neck District Championship.

The officials for the race included: Bill Knauss, assistant Cubmaster of Pack 242; Brian Karch, associate district executive of the Northern Neck District; Beverly Knauss of Pack 242 and, Hampton Fones of Pack 207. The participants included: from Pack 202 Revere Robertson, Talmadge Newsome, Ricky Oleson, Bryant Haynie, David Crosswell; from Pack 207 Richard Sisson, Jay Campbell, Chuck Thompson, Eddy Baker, Scott Sandbridge; from Pack 242 Michael Kues, Robbie McCarty, Wayne Parrall, Frankie Boyer, Paul Elbourn; from Pack 246 Steven Self, Bill O’Bier, Lance Reynolds, Jeffrey Bartlett, Eric Harrison; from Pack 255 Brian Sprouce, Jason Carpenter. Clyde Bishop, Loren Powell and Tommy Buscher.

The top five district winners were: 5th place Paul Elbourne of Pack 242; 4th place Steven Self of Pack 246; 3rd place Michael Kues of Pack 242; 2nd place Bill O’Bier of Pack 246 and 1st place Robbie McCarty of Pack 242.

The district would like to thank Pack 242, McDonald’s in Tappahannock and the Lancaster School Board for their assistance and support of the district race.

The Northern Neck has a total of 18 Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops and Explorer Posts serving the youth in the four Northern Neck counties of Lancaster, Richmond, Northumberland and Westmoreland. 

In-The-Water Boat Show This Weekend

With the addition of recent dealer registrations, the eighth annual In-the-Water Boat Show at Windmill Point Marina April 26-27 will be even larger than anticipated by its sponsors. A spokesman for the Windmill Point Yacht Club, sponsor of the show, said that interest in the 1980 event has been so great that many boat dealers in Virginia have submitted last-minute registrations and will be joining the numerous other Maryland and Virginia dealers who will be displaying latest models of sail and power boats.

Of special interest to local watermen will be the new fiberglass work boats, including the 36′ entry from Chesapeake Work Boat Company, Hayes, and the 26′ Deltaville Gravery fiberglass work boat. Bobby Jones Marina will be featuring the Privateer Sea-Ox models from Jett’s Marina and C-Hawks from Haywood’s Dock will also be on display.

Each selection by participating dealers has been made to accommodate the needs and interests of area residents. Boats, sail and power, of all sizes with a variety of standard and optional features, will be displayed in the water and on land. The layout of the show is such that all visitors will be able to thoroughly inspect each show entry and have an opportunity to talk with dealers about the most recent developments in boats and marine equipment…….

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