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A day at the soapbox races

by Jay Hamburger OF THE RECORD STAFF

Isabel Parada, a 7-year-old student at Parley’s Park Elementary School, starts a soapbox-derby ride on lower Main Street Saturday during a fundraiser for local elementary schools.

"I think you go really fast. That’s what I like about it," she says.

A group known as the Men of McPolin staged the fundraiser, held for the second consecutive year. It raises money for programs like the arts, music and languages.

The group wanted to raise approximately $7,000 on Saturday.