Racing cars at Albright LIFE

After weeks of preparation, participants at Albright LIFE (Living Independently For Elders) raced their hand-carved model cars at the LIFE recreation and health center located at 901 Memorial Ave.

In the weeks leading up to the main event, Boy Scout members from Troop 5 Pack 5 helped participants carve, sand and paint their cars.

In addition to racing the cars, participants also voted for their favorite car in each of three categories: best paint job, most original and best use of weights for speed.

The participants, staff, volunteers, and visitors lined both sides of the track to watch the races.

The winners were: third place: Bill Badger: second place: Gerald Smith; and first place: Larry (Spence) Spencer.

In addition to taking third place, Bill Badger also won all of the voting categories: best paint job, most original and best use of weights.

Ruth Person, committee member for Troop 5 and Pack 5, and Dick Lownes, a committee member for Pack 41, were instrumental in planning the event.

Everyone had a great time, and plans already are being made for next year’s race.

Albright LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) is Pennsylvania’s version of the nationally recognized PACE program (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly).

LIFE’s comprehensive array of services meet the social, medical, emotional, spiritual and nutritional needs of individuals 55 and older.

This mix of services allows participants to remain healthy and active in the place they call home for as long as possible.

In addition, LIFE services are a blessing for both participants and their families and caregivers, who appreciate the support and benefits the program provides.

To learn more about Albright LIFE, call (570) 322-5433 or visit