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Taking baby steps on the road to victory

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Diaper Derby draws more than 50 crawling, toddling competitors
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Leader photos by LAURA SLOAN: Top: Pictured are Diaper Derby winners Brandon Williams, Avery Milstead, Keatyn Brashear and Colter Sutton. Bottom Left: Many babies displayed their crawling speed during the Diaper Derby at Trinity United Methodist Church. Bottom Right: A participant crawls to the finish line.

The path to victory was straight ahead.

Even as the babies rested safely in their parents’ arms, their journey of eight feet to the other parent or grandparent was soon to begin.

Some children bravely crawled forward, while others refused to move out of Mommy’s arms during the 29th Annual Peach Festival Diaper Derby on Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church.

The event, open to ages 6-24 months, drew 57 competitors this year, who depending on age, crawled, walked or rode a scooter to the finish line.

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