Montague Soapbox Derby at Turners Falls Block Party
Turners Falls -- Winners from the 2010 Montague Soapbox Derby, as well as new contestants for the 2011 Derby will be in attendance at the Fifth Annual Turners Falls Block Party, being held this Saturday, August 13th, 2011.
The carts will be part of the parade, which starts at 2:00. After the parade attendees of the block party will be able to sit in and even ride some of the carts.
Jack Nelson of Carriage House Designs will also unveil a marble bench he made just for the derby, complete with an engraved image of the derby logo.
Race organizers are expecting about one hundred drivers at the racer this year, including a group of ten from Sharon, CT, several from Brattleboro, VT, and even one driver from Nazereth, PA. Most of last year's Montague racers are entering again, with some entering additional carts.
Those interested in racing are asked to go to the official website, MontagueSoapboxDerby.com, and download and print the form and send it in with their entry fee check of $25. The application deadline is August 31st.
The race organizers are also looking for vendors, especially food vendors, and race sponsors. Forms for vendors and sponsors are also available on the website. Deadline is August 31st.