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Sunday: Woodside to hold another soapbox derby

 

When children, with help from parents, use plywood and off-the-shelf hardware to build wheeled devices that harness the power of gravity, convert potential energy into kinetic energy, and convert a few days of work and a few moments of suspense into a few minutes of fun, it's called a soapbox derby.

The third annual Woodside Soapbox Derby, sponsored by the Woodside Recreation Committee, begins at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the top of the sloped parking lot next to Independence Hall at 2955 Woodside Road in Woodside.

Practice runs and a barbecue begin at noon. Children ages 7 through 12 are eligible and must be accompanied by a parent. The fastest car and the coolest car will receive awards.

Tickets are $50 for the race and $10 for the barbecue.

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Posted by ???
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on May 13, 2016 at 11:07 pm

Is that $50 to WATCH the derby or to RUN in it


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Posted by Dave Boyce
Almanac staff writer
on May 14, 2016 at 10:33 am

Dave Boyce is a registered user.

The $50 ticket refers to the entrance fee for participating in the race with a vehicle. Watching the race costs nothing. The event is open to the public.


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