June 7th!  The location is the corner of King and Queen streets in Martinsburg, WV. (Rain Date June 14th)  Traditionally soap box derby racing is a family affair. Construction of the cars involves entire families, friends, and neighbors. It gives a quality to family togetherness. Everyone has ideas on how to gather as much speed as possible for race day. Watching the children entering the cars on race day is as exciting as seeing their exit at the bottom of the hill while hearing their names being called as the winner. The children make new friends and learn sportsmanship along the way. There is a rich history behind this soap box derby. This race is in its 15th year since returning to the area after a long hiatus. Scheduled for the even are vendors and entertainment for children. This is a wonderful learning experience for all persons involved. Please come and spend the day with [...]

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