MOUNT VERNON — The 10th annual Shopping Cart Derby will take place this Saturday. The teams represent the four media partners that work together to conduct the Food for the Hungry drive. Teams will be collecting food and funds to help our neighbors in need.
The race will kick off at 10:45 a.m. and all teams will race from locations around the city into the Mount Vernon Public Square.
Team News Talk Radio 1300 WMVO/Eagle 93.7 will begin the race at the Knox County Career Center and come up Martinsburg Road onto South Main and proceed to the square. Team members are Curtis Newland, Tina Davis and Kurt Kershner.
Team WNZR will begin at Town & Country Veterinary Clinic on Mansfield Road; follow Mansfield Avenue into Public Square. Team members are Josh Pollock and Jon King.
Team Mount Vernon News will begin at Edgewood Road and travel down East High Street to Public Square. Team members are Kay Culburtson, Liz Lutwick, Steve Miller and Corby Wise.
Team Time Warner Cable will begin at Ross Motors and follow Harcourt Road to West High Street and on to the square. Team members are Todd Huber, Matt Hardin and Amber Smith.
The public may set their donations by the road or on their porch for pick up along these routes. Cheer your favorite team on by bringing your donation from anywhere in the city to one of these routes. Support vehicles will follow teams to handle overflow from their carts. Each team must make two laps around the square in order to complete their race.
Three trophies will be awarded: Fastest to the Public Square, Most Food Collected, and Most Money Collected. Last year the race resulted in collecting $3,264.57 and 5,263 food items (4.2 trucks).
To learn more about hunger in Knox County and the Food for the Hungry drive, log on to FoodForTheHungryCares.org.