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Soup Box Derby date draws near

“Soup” Box Derby will happen Saturday, Sept. 15, in Langley so now is the time to get your wheels ready to roll.

The sound of gravity-powered cars will return to First Street that morning. All racing buffs need to get out their tools to start building their machines for the derby. Time to wipe the dust and grime off old racers and return them to their peak performance.

A fixture on South Whidbey since 1972, the Langley Community Club and the Langley Men’s Club put together the “Soup’ Box Derby each fall for the village of Langley and guests of Whidbey Island. Though technically a soap box derby-type race, the “soup” is focused primarily for adults and children. this year’s event promises to include both blazing fast entries as well as vehicles that seem incapable of rolling.

Pick up entry forms at Langley City Hall or the Langley Chamber of Commerce. The donation for each entry is $25. For more information, call Tucker Stevens at 221-4188.

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