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Geneva soap box derby seeks entrants

Members of the Geneva All American Soap Box Derby participated in the Swedish Days Parade in Geneva on Sunday.
Members of the Geneva All American Soap Box Derby participated in the Swedish Days Parade in Geneva on Sunday.

GENEVA – Children interested in participating in a soap box derby will have an opportunity in Geneva – if enough young drivers sign up. A race is set from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on Second Street, between Fulton and Campbell streets, in Geneva, and organizers are seeking entrants.

Those interested can attend a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. It is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 13, and those interested should call Stan Iglehart at 630-841-8832 or email him at stanleyi@sbcglobal.net for details about the meeting. Kids have until Thursday to enter.

Iglehart said he will need at least 12 drivers to have a race, and he does not have that many at this point. He said the winner earns an opportunity to represent Geneva on July 27 at the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby Championship in Akron, Ohio.

Iglehart said the race registration will cost $50, and there are options for those needing to buy a car to enter – with both new and used cars available, priced from $200 to $600. Iglehart said those who buy a car can use it at other races. This is the second year he has sponsored a derby.

"We'll take as many kids as we can get," Iglehart said.

At the meeting Tuesday, Iglehart said participants will learn about the event and get familiar with the vehicles.

"All they have to do is run a race," he said, adding, "it's a lot of fun."

For information, visit www.genevasoapboxderby.info.

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A Geneva soap box derby race is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 13, and those interested should call Stan Iglehart at 630-841-8832 or email him at stanleyi@sbcglobal.net for details about the meeting. Kids have until Thursday to enter.

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