There's still time to enter the Soap Box Derby in East Alton.  Tomorrow will mark the 20-year anniversary of the race and corresponding festival.  It is always held the weekend after Labor Day, giving area youth a chance to race in a soapbox car down Berkshire Hill.

There has never been a rain-out in the twenty years this event has been held, and crowds have been steady in recent years, according to Denny Weber, Assistant Public Works Director in east Alton.

Weber comments

It is for fun only, and the cars are provided.  Participants must be at least 7 years old, 4ft to 4ft 9 inches and must weight between 55-90 pounds.  They must be able to pass a safety check, fit comfortable in the car, operate the brakes and handle the steering of the car.  Some late registrations are being taken, but there is only room for 200 kids.  Racing starts at noon.  For more information, call 259-7411.

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