Soapbox Derby on Fayette Street on the 4th of July
by Brian Coll
If you wake up on the 4th of July and are looking for something to do, all you have to do is walk up to Fayette Street. The Soapbox Derby is one of the coolest traditions Conshohocken has to offer. These young boys and girls, work for months with their parents and friends in order to be able to race down Fayette Street on the 4th of July.
Of course over the years the technology has changed as has the ramp height and other things about the race, what hasn’t changed is the thrill that these young kids enjoy as they race down Fayette Street. In many cases you are racing against friends and neighbors. The kids are looking for bragging rights and if they won the whole thing, the right to represent Conshohocken in the All American Soap Box Derby in Akron Ohio.
Best of luck to the racers, the parents who helped them and the families who are there to cheer these kids on. It takes a village to make this happen. Volunteers will be out on Fayette Street tonight setting up the fencing for tomorrow.
Go cheer on these kids, they deserve it.