The fifth annual CNB of Texas Mini Grand Prix, hosted by the Waxahachie Lions Club, got under way Friday night on the square.

Lions Club member and race chairman Kenneth Denny and crew worked feverishly to set up the race track and assist vendors in setting up their booths for the weekend festivities.

Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce ambassador Carolyn Mixon awarded three trophies Friday night: the Best Dressed Race Team, Best Looking Car and Best Team Spirit.

The Best Looking Car award went to Ellis County Auto and the awards for Best Dressed Team and Best Team Spirit both went to the Plaid Donkey.

Following was a concert by Shy Blakeman and the Whiskey Fever Band. Throughout the evening, a VIP party was held at the McGuire and McGuire Mediation Center located above Bella Misty Home Furnishings on College Street, complete with hors d’oeuvres and barbecue, catered by Rose Cameron and the BBQ Pit.

“Proceeds from the Mini Grand Prix will go to the Lions Club local charities and the Senior Citizens Center,” said Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Debra Wakeland.

There were plenty of sights, sounds and attractions to delight every member of the family, including the Plaid Donkey’s Classic Mustang Car Show, vintage motor scooters, synthetic ice skating sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Association, Farmers Market, Ellis County SPCA adoption clinic, carnival rides east of the square, entertainment from the Dakota Butler Band, Hurst Brothers Racing exhibition and the main attraction, the Mini Grand Prix Race.