Plano Library's Veggie Derby Gives Your Little Ones a Good Excuse to Play With Their Food

WARNING: The following post contains an excess of the Food and Drug Administration's daily recommended allowance of vegetable puns. Since this story is about a vegetable rally and I'm still buzzing about Jason Jones' hilarious story about a California raisin farm "raisin" some hell with the government on the Daily Show, I apologize in advance.

The Haggard Library in Plano has come up with a free, fun and educational way to keep your little sprouts entertained on Thursday: a "Veggie Derby."

Students in grades 4-8 can participate by showing up at 3 p.m. at the library at 2501 Coit Road. Participation is limited to just 48 kids but it's completely free so their parents won't have to fork over any lettuce to participate.

The derby challenges the children to build a car out of a pile of fresh vegetables. Each kid who participates will be given a bucket full of "building materials" courtesy of the Friends of the Plano Public Library to make a ride that can "produce" the most speed (don't groan, that's a good one). Then they'll run their rides down a ramp and the builder with the most unique design and the fastest "thyme" will each receive a special trophy.

Again, I apologize for all the puns. I feel like such a has-bean.

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