The Colony Courier-Leader

Kaden McFarland, Gabrielle Aguirre and Jackson Hammond prepare for a remote controlled car race.
Photo courtesy of Laura Miller

About 200 people joined in to race remote-controlled cars and gather canned food for Metro Relief, at an event hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on May 13.

The price of admission to the event was canned food, and numerous boxes full of food were donated to help the non-profit, which assists the needy in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

The event, dubbed The Colony 500, featured remote-controlled cars in various races, including obstacle courses and drag races. A wide variety of Traxxas cars were used in the races, and numerous prizes were awarded.

Mark Warner, ward mission leader for the LDS Church’s congregation in The Colony, said the event provided an opportunity for participants to have some fun with some added meaning.

“People come for the car races, but they’re also eager to give back to our community, and we were happy to help Metro Relief, which does so much for the needy in our city,” Warner said.