Magnolia Street Soap Box Derby Ready to Roll on Saturday

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Updated: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:04:52 EST

The annual Soap Box Derby will roll down Magnolia Street in downtown Macon this Saturday afternoon.

The race is usually run on Sunday but is slated for Saturday this year, with practice starting at 11 a.m. and racing from 1 to 3 p.m.

The fifth annual race is presented by the InTown Macon Neighborhood Association. It kicks off at Washington Park and rolls down Magnolia, usually attracting big crowds of spectators.

Besides the race, the day will feature music from the sunDollars, DJ Shawty Slim, the StreetLine drum crew, Hayiya Dance Theatre, food vendors and activities including a free Big Wheel race for children ages 5 to 8.

Derby cars will have one chance to race down the hill for the Professional and Shade Tree Categories for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and Best in Show with trophies and prizes from local businesses.

This fun, free, family-friendly event highlights the community spirit in downtown Macon in College Hill.

For more details, check out Magnolia Street Soap Box Derby on Facebook.

The first Magnolia Street Soap Box Derby was in 2009 as part of the College Hill Corridor initiative.

The Magnolia Street Soap Box Derby was initially funded as part of the Knight Neighborhood Challenge grant, and is now supported by volunteers and sponsors, such as GEICO, Bragg Jam, the Hummingbird, the Knight Foundation and other community partners.


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