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Community Advocacy Organization

Family friendly winter fun returns to Lansing’s Gier Community Center

Lansing, Mich. – The Cardboard Classic returns to Gier Community Center this Saturday, Jan. 27. This annual event brings together sled racing enthusiasts for creative winter fun, races, and sometimes crashes. The light-hearted, all-ages competition is a great way to get out of the house, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy Michigan’s winter season.

Since 2006, the Cardboard Classic has become one of Mid-Michigan’s favorite wintertime festivities. Each year sled builders manage to create bigger and better sled themes; past year’s entries have included a Star Wars T-47 Airspeeder, Scooby’s Mystery Machine, a time machine, and a team of ghostbusters. Attendance for last year’s event included over 250 participants and spectators along with 44 cardboard sled entries.

The staff and volunteers of LCC Radio, 89.7 FM and Gier Community Center will be handing out a number of awards including “Fastest Sled,” “Best Wipeout,” “Most Creative” and “People’s Choice.”

There is a $5 entry fee per sled with proceeds benefiting LCC Radio, 89.7 FM and the Gier Advisory Board Youth Fund. Registration and judging begins at 1 p.m. with racing getting underway at 2 p.m. Spectators are welcome. For more information go to or call 89.7FM at (517) 483-1000.

About LCC Radio, WLNZ LCC Radio 89.7 is the public radio station of Lansing Community College and has been broadcasting to the mid-Michigan area since Feb. 11, 1994. The staff, students, and volunteers are committed to playing a wide variety of musical styles that reflect the diverse tastes of the Lansing area as well as showcasing the talents and music born in the Great Lakes State.

About Lansing Community College Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is the fifth-largest community college in Michigan, serving more than 25,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit

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