The first Hartland Soapbox Derby was held on Friday in the parking lot of the Hartland Elementary School. The idea for the derby was conceived by Jaxon Morgan the Director of Hartland Community Connections (HCC). Working with Mt Ascutney Prevention Partnership (MAPP), the Vermont Department of Health, HCC and The Town of Hartland, Morgan obtained funding for the materials to build the racers. Team, designed, built, painted, decorated and raced the cart. In a fashion similair to NASCAR, the teams were encouraged to put anti-smoking logos on their racers. In addition to the derby, the race teams will ride in the Hartland Old Home Day on July 4th.
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy Photos
A portion of these photo first appeared in the July 2, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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