The Pearl Chamber of Commerce held a Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, December 1st at Charlie’s Garage, located at 2031 Executive Drive in Pearl near Safelite Auto Glass. Charlie’s Garage is slot car racing for all ages. Slot car racing is a competitive hobby for many enthusiasts and it is also great entertainment for anyone that enjoys racing, sports or fun and exciting games. Slot cars are high powered miniature vehicles with slots on the bottom that fit into the grooves in the tracks. The cars may be rented or purchased and the tracks can be rented for as little as 15 minutes or for all day fun. Charlie’s Garage is the only commercial slot car racing facility in the state and attracts both professionals and amateurs alike. They have several different kinds of tracks: a 55 foot professional dragstrip built to accommodate National events; a 105 foot American Orange Road Course, and a 73 foot Tri Oval. All of the tracks have computerized race timing with remotes for each racer that control the speed of the cars. Charlie’s Garage can host large or small events such as company events, sales meetings and birthday parties. A 2 hour birthday party for 10 kids is $200 and you supply the cake, drinks and any other extras. For more information call 601-672-7014. The hours of operation are Thursday and Friday 3 – 9 p.m. and Saturday 1 – 9 p.m.