Kinetic Derby Day: April 27, 2019
Registration is open for the City of West Columbia’s 2nd Annual Kinetic Derby Day on April 27, 2019. Register a Kinetic sculpture for the parade and/or a soapbox car at www.kineticderbyday.com. New components to the event this year include a Zero Gravity launch for derby racing and a literary character/book themed Kinetic sculpture parade.
West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day committee is actively working with schools, artists, and businesses to engage broad community participation. To register to race or participate in the kinetic sculpture parade, for volunteer opportunities, and for more information go to www.kineticderbyday.com. Registration ends on April 20, 2019. The first 25 registrants will receive a yard sign to let friends and neighbors know about your participation and encourage them to join in the fun.
Kinetic sculptures are human-powered 3D representations bringing imagination to life using pedal power, as an individual or as a team. A team may include multiple members on a bike with themed costumes or multiple participants in costume riding or walking along with a sculpture that includes kinetic movement. They can be as simple as someone in costume riding a bike or more elaborate structures like the Flying Pterodactyls or The River Guardian that appeared in last year’s parade.
The inaugural event in, April of 2018, drew over 40 soapbox racing and parade entries. Crowds lined Meeting and State Streets, in West Columbia, SC, to enjoy the kinetic sculpture parade, soapbox racing, browse the artisan village, and view the live art.
The West Columbia Beautification Foundation is committed to redefining West Columbia as an impressive and attractive place to live, work, or visit by involving the entire community in positive beautification efforts.
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In 2008, local community leaders, elected officials, and city staff collaborated to establish the West Columbia Beautification Foundation, a nonprofit organization designed to energize West Columbia as an attractive place to live, work, and visit.
The West Columbia Beautification Foundation partners with the City of West Columbia to beautify both public and private areas through landscaping and other projects. The Beautification Foundation provides a mechanism to accept tax deductible contributions for this purpose.
The Foundation solicits individual and corporate sponsorships to aid the city in obtaining funds for beautification projects along West Columbia’s major thoroughfares, the expansion of tree canopies and the development of green spaces. Twelve Foundation Directors were selected from persons who live, work or own businesses in the city. These directors are working to make genuine changes that will have a long-term positive impact on the economy, environment, and livability of the West Columbia community.
The Foundation is a non-profit corporation under the SC Nonprofit Corporation Act as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
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