Franklin kids get creative at annual cardboard sled races 

  • Participants in the Franklin Winter Carnival cardboard sled race climb the hill at Veteran’s Memorial Recreation Ski Area on Saturday. Courtesy photos

  • Jack and Grace Gross’s ‘Millenium Franklin’ Star Wars- themed cardboard box sits in the snow at the Veteran’s Memorial Recreation Ski Area in Franklin on Saturday.  Courtesy

  • Grace Bruckshaw stands next to her cardboard box design at the Franklin Veteran’s Memorial Recreation Ski Area on Saturday.  Courtesy

  • Mackenna Trudel shows off her cardboard box design on Saturday at the Veteran’s Memorial Recreation Ski Area. Trudel’s design of a Franklin Outing Club Plow won first place for design.  Courtesy

  • Jack and Grace Gross sit in their Millenium Franklin “Star Wars”-themed cardboard sled. The sled was equipped with a bluetooth speaker playing the “Star Wars” theme song.

Published: 2/11/2019 5:45:49 PM

One pair of siblings made a replica of a Star Wars space ship that played the franchise’s theme song over Bluetooth speakers. Other kids painted and cut shapes to create make-shift cars.

Mackenna Trudel of Franklin made a replica of a Franklin Outing Club plow, which won first place for design at the cardboard sled races at the Veteran’s Memorial Recreation Ski Area on Saturday.

Forty participants and more than 100 spectators braved the wind and cold to attend the event – an annual tradition in Franklin, organizers said. The Franklin Winter Carnival runs through March 2. A schedule of events can be found at

Leah Willingham

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