The competition at the 27th annual California Lions Club track meet is set to get started at 9 a.m. May 3 at the high school track.
Sarah Jones, president of the Lions Club chapter, said the event started in 1992.
“Dr. Don Vanderfeltz took on this event in 1992 and has been our track meet chairman ever since,” she said.
The track meet is for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders from Moniteau County and the surrounding areas.
“Our track meet is always held on the first Friday in May and always provides lots of fun and good food for everyone,” Jones said.
“Last year, we partnered with Trisha Meisenheimer and added several adaptive activities for students with disabilities. We will do the same this year,” Jones said.
She said there may be a few more students participating this year.
“Of course, the weather is always a factor that keeps us on our toes for accommodation. We have been very fortunate the past few years to have beautiful weather,” she said.
This year, Jones said there should be nine schools participating and they are prepping for approximately 650 students and an additional 150 adults as either helpers or fans.