|Zucchini races highlight farmers' market in BG|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune|
|Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:55|
BG Parks and Recreation's activities staff is hosting a veggie version of the soapbox derby at this week's Downtown Farmers' Market.
The Zucchini 500 race is open to racers 3 to 16 years old with race vehicles crafted from zucchini.
There is no fee to enter; race check in is at 5 p.m., with the green flag dropping at 5:30. Racers will be divided into weight categories and there will also be awards for Largest, Smallest, Best Decorated, Most Unique, Best Bowling Green Themed entries.
Complete entry details are at the BG Parks & Recreation website bgohio.or).
Market customers can also help win the race to cure cancer, by supporting local Huntington Bank staffers in their ride for Pelotonia. The Pelotonia bike ride raises funds for cancer research at the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at Ohio State University. This year's ride is,Aug. 9-11, and Bowling Green Huntington staffers Shawn McFarland and David Anzicek are riding. The two have raised almost $2,000 so far, and would welcome addition support of their ride.
This week is also Summer Sidewalk Sale Week and several downtown businesses are holding sales that start Wednesday and run through the weekend.
The 2013 Downtown Farmers' Market is held every Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m., through Oct. 16. The market is located at 201 S. Main St.
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