June 26, 2016, the Soap Box Derby will be run on High Street in Sag Harbor for the fourth year in a row. I photographed the first one and can honestly say I hadn't had that much good clean fun in a very long time. Revisit my slide show of that event by clicking here if you want a "preview of coming attractions". The scouts, their families, the event's sponsors, and the entire community pull together and work hard to bring this event to everyone and anyone who will attend. They'll have a lot of fun and reap many rewards whether we're there or not, but I must tell you this is an event not to be missed.
Not many spectators will stay for all 40 plus runs, each of which only runs seconds, but catching just some of them brings joy to one's heart. The energies of all of these people with the organization and enthusiasm of Laurie Barone-Schaefer behind them create memories for everyone and bring them back for some of us.
Sunday at 1:00 p.m. on Main Street in Sag Harbor the parade begins, with the races to follow on High Street. Weather forecast is perfect for an event well worth watching.