Highland County Public Library to Host First Annual Community-Wide Catapult Contest

The Highland County Public Library is gearing up to host its first annual Community-Wide Catapult Contest on April 13 from 1-2 p.m., promising a day filled with excitement and family fun. The event aims to bring together residents of Highland County for a unique and engaging experience that combines creativity, teamwork, and friendly competition.

Participants of all ages are encouraged to unleash their inner engineers and put their catapult-building skills to the test. Whether you’re a seasoned builder or trying your hand at catapult construction for the first time, this contest offers a platform for everyone to showcase their ingenuity and have a blast in the process.

Marshmallows will fly and prizes will be up for grabs. Students including homeschoolers, afterschoolers and teens have had a chance to build at the library already and kits are also available for pick up if you missed an activity and need to build a catapult at home.

Work in teams or alone, but show up at the library at 1 p.m. with your catapult ready to launch. 

The Highland County Public Library’s initiative not only fosters community engagement but also provides an opportunity for families to bond over a shared interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). By organizing such an innovative event, the library is not only promoting learning through hands-on activities but also creating lasting memories for participants.

The Highland County Public Library would like to thank the Teen Advisory Council for preparing for and volunteering to staff this event. If you have questions, email programs@highlandlibrary.com.

Mark your calendars for April 13th from 1-2 p.m. to enjoy this exciting event that promises thrills, laughter, and plenty of fun moments. Join us at the Highland County Public Library’s First Annual Community-Wide Catapult Contest and be part of an unforgettable day filled with creativity and camaraderie.

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Brit Chambers

Brit Chambers is a resident of Highland County, Virginia and a news reporter for Allegheny Mountain Radio. She loves living in a small town and relishes the outdoor adventures and community feeling that Highland has to offer. Brit has a background in journalism, marketing, and public relations and spends her free time reading good books, baking sourdough bread, and hiking with her family.

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