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Magnolia Soap Box Derby

Community Fun Meets Educational Collaborative By: Tyler Horne Feats of speed, science, creativity and community. That’s been the mantra of the Magnolia Soap Box Derby since it started in 2009. Since then, the second Saturday of every April, the community has come down to Washington Park and Magnolia Street for a

It was a warm but breezy day in Akron, Ohio – perfect weather for the 100,000 estimated spectators that came out to see the All-American Soap Box Derby. The year was 1936 and a young Herman Brown of Macon stood with the crowds as he watched his fellow racers speed