5th Annual Soap Box Derby Held In Carbon

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The Carbon Legion #161 sponsored the 5th Soap Box Derby last Saturday, July 22, 2023.

The event began at 11:00 AM with the singing of O Canada, followed by a Minute of Silence in memory of passed comrades and District Commander Deanna French.

Carbon Legion President Kim Starchuck made a presentation to Kneehill County in appreciation of their donation of $4,500.00 toward the Soapbox Derby Ramps. On hand to receive the award and pictures of the ramps, were Kneehill Councillors, Faye McGhee and Debbie Penner.

With only three cars on hand, for the number of drivers to pilot, the individual runs were timed rather than run two at a time.

There were three categories. Pre-teen, Teen, and Post-teen. The first place winner in each won a trophy and a cash prize of $50.00.

There was also a "best in show" category for "creativity", but with only two cars eligible, a coin toss awarded this prize to the Lion's Club car.

Winners were: Preteen - Karma Stinert, Carbon Fire Department car; Teen - Ty Chappell, Lion’s car; Adult - Chris Chappell, Lion’s car and Best Car - Lion’s car.