Little Sisters of the Poor to host 26th annual ‘Turtle Derby’

 Trinity High School junior Alex Hickey placed turtles in the starting gate. (File Photo by Jessica Able)

The Little Sisters of the Poor will host the 26th annual Turtle Derby and Chicken Dinner April 29 at the sisters’ St. Joseph Home, 15 Audubon Plaza Dr.

The event — affectionately known as the “slowest two minutes in sports” — will begin at noon and run until 6 p.m. and will feature a day of turtle racing, raffles, children’s activities and live music.

Announcers for this year’s contests will be radio’s Tom Ulmer, who will call the races from noon to 2 p.m.; commonwealth attorney Tom Wine, who will announce from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and auctioneer Steve Hale, who will call races from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Dinners are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. For more information, call Tina Contreras at 636-2300 or email

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