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Recreation: Lynde 500 offers Labor Day fun

The 2015 Lynde 500 push-kart derby is Sept. 7 in Lynden.
The 2015 Lynde 500 push-kart derby is Sept. 7 in Lynden. The Bellingham Herald

Here’s what Troy Luginbill, director of Lynden Pioneer Museum, says about Lynden’s favorite annual Labor Day event.

“Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a race car star? To drive at high speeds, narrowly avoiding disaster at every turn? To drive through the Tunnel of Doom and then speed across the finish line to the adoration of the crowd? Take the first place trophy a $1,000 check, and have the gorgeous Whatcom County Dairy Princesses hand you an ice cold glass of milk?

“If so, then the Lynde 500 is for you.”

The checkered flag will go down at 11 a.m. sharp Monday, Sept. 7, in front of Lynden Pioneer Museum, 217 Front St. It’s free to attend the races, and there will be free hot dogs from Dairy Queen.

Spectators can see the awarding of a new trophy, the “First Responders” trophy, available only to emergency services teams.

Rules and details: Lynde’ 500, 360-354-3675.

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