Photos by David J. Santistevan Jr.
Car 303 catches on fire during the Grand Finale of Saturday’s 2nd Annual Kiwanis Club of Trinidad Demolition Derby at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds.
The derby was a huge success and money raised goes to the Kiwanis Scholarship Program and School Clubs/Programs sponsored by Kiwanis.
TRINIDAD, COLORADO — A large crowd turned out on a perfect fall day to have some family fun, help raise money and watch all of the smash’em, crash’em, engines roaring down and dirty at the 2nd Annual Kiwanis Club of Trinidad Demolition Derby.
“We had great time and it was a great turnout,” said Brian Blasi, organizer of the Trinidad Kiwanis Club Demolition Derby. “Last year the weather was cloudy and cold but this year it was sunny and a good day for the derby. This is a fun event for the entire community, everyone looks like they enjoyed themselves. We had Kiwanis members from all over the state here to watch the derby.”
Many local vendor’s had booths at the event including Trinidad Autism Awareness, Las Animas County Relay for Life, Holy Trinity Academy and Grace Christian School. “WOW, this was great for our community, something for the entire family to watch and enjoy.” Kendra Doherty of the local Relay for Life said, “We had a good turnout of support with our booth and the derby was so cool.”
Linda Thompson of Trinidad Autism Awareness echoed Doherty, “We are thankful to have a club like Kiwanis that supports our cause and are active in our community. This family event helps so many kids and watching it brings out the fun kid in all of us.”
A number of sponsors, Kiwanis Club of Trinidad members/volunteers, the local volunteer fire departments and fire districts, local EMT’s, local vendors, The Trinidad Miner Jazz Band and drivers from far and near helped make the event a success.
Kiwanis is a global organization founded in 1915 by volunteers dedicated to serving the needs of children, in 2015 Kiwanis celebrated 100-years of helping kids around the world.