Derby fever strikes the archdiocese

Photos by Jessica Able above, below and right, and Special to The Record above right And they’re off...slowly Little Sister of the Poor Mother Paul, Sister Catherine and Sister Rose Marie, above from left, watched the turtle races at the annual Turtle Derby May 1 at the Little Sisters of the Poor St. Joseph Home for the Aged. Trinity High School junior Alex Hickey, at right, placed turtles in the starting gate. Winning turtle, “Turtlenator,” below, sponsored by Carroll Spaynor, paid $2.75 in race 8. Students at St. Bernard School, above right, watched the Norton Healthcare hot air balloon touch down on the school campus during the “rush hour race” April 29.

Little Sister of the Poor Mother Paul, Sister Catherine and Sister Rose Marie, above from left, watched the turtle races at the annual Turtle Derby May 1 at the Little Sisters of the Poor St. Joseph Home for the Aged. (Record Photo by Jessica Able)

The Little Sisters of the Poor hosted their annual Turtle Derby — affectionately called the “slowest two minutes in sports” — May 1.

Students at St. Bernard School in Highview took a break from classes on April 29 to watch the Norton Healthcare hot air balloon touch down on the school campus during the “rush hour race.”

Photos by Jessica Able above, below and right, and Special to The Record above right And they’re off...slowly Little Sister of the Poor Mother Paul, Sister Catherine and Sister Rose Marie, above from left, watched the turtle races at the annual Turtle Derby May 1 at the Little Sisters of the Poor St. Joseph Home for the Aged. Trinity High School junior Alex Hickey, at right, placed turtles in the starting gate. Winning turtle, “Turtlenator,” below, sponsored by Carroll Spaynor, paid $2.75 in race 8. Students at St. Bernard School, above right, watched the Norton Healthcare hot air balloon touch down on the school campus during the “rush hour race” April 29.

Trinity High School junior Alex Hickey, at right, placed turtles in the starting gate. (Record Photo by Jessica Able)

Photos by Jessica Able above, below and right, and Special to The Record above right And they’re off...slowly Little Sister of the Poor Mother Paul, Sister Catherine and Sister Rose Marie, above from left, watched the turtle races at the annual Turtle Derby May 1 at the Little Sisters of the Poor St. Joseph Home for the Aged. Trinity High School junior Alex Hickey, at right, placed turtles in the starting gate. Winning turtle, “Turtlenator,” below, sponsored by Carroll Spaynor, paid $2.75 in race 8. Students at St. Bernard School, above right, watched the Norton Healthcare hot air balloon touch down on the school campus during the “rush hour race” April 29.

Students at St. Bernard School, above right, watched the Norton Healthcare hot air balloon touch down on the school campus during the “rush hour race” April 29. (Photo Special to The Record)

Photos by Jessica Able above, below and right, and Special to The Record above right And they’re off...slowly Little Sister of the Poor Mother Paul, Sister Catherine and Sister Rose Marie, above from left, watched the turtle races at the annual Turtle Derby May 1 at the Little Sisters of the Poor St. Joseph Home for the Aged. Trinity High School junior Alex Hickey, at right, placed turtles in the starting gate. Winning turtle, “Turtlenator,” below, sponsored by Carroll Spaynor, paid $2.75 in race 8. Students at St. Bernard School, above right, watched the Norton Healthcare hot air balloon touch down on the school campus during the “rush hour race” April 29.

Winning turtle, “Turtlenator,” below, sponsored by Carroll Spaynor, paid $2.75 in race 8. (Record Photo by Jessica Able)

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