Posts tagged with "Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby"

Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby registration begins

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 18, 2016

The Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby will return on Oct. 1 and registration is already open. To register, visit:  www.madisonavesoapboxderby.org The Oakhurst derby raises money for nonprofit organizations. This year, the derby will raise funds for the nonprofit group Reading is Essential for All People (REAP). The derby was founded by the Madison Avenue Community Fund and gives […]

Schedule up for Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby this weekend

Posted by Dena Mellick October 6, 2015

The schedule is set for the 5th annual Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby happening in Decatur Saturday, October 10. The day will start at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts from Decatur’s Revolution Doughnuts. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and judging starts at 12 p.m., according to the schedule. The races get under way at 1 p.m. The […]

Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby returns this fall

Posted by Dena Mellick August 20, 2015

A Decatur favorite is back this fall. Registration for the 5th annual Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby is now open for the October 10 event. The Oakhurst derby raises money for those in need, and this year, 100 percent of the proceeds raised by the derby will benefit Hagar’s House Emergency Shelter for women and children. […]

VIDEOS – SkaterAid, Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 29, 2014

There were two big events in Decatur this weekend, both of which benefited charities. The Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby raises money to help needy children in Decatur. The fourth annual Oakhurst derby race was held Saturday, Sept. 27. Decaturish reader Lisa Crowder was at the event and sent along this video. SkaterAid, an event that […]

Photos – Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 27, 2014

The residents of Madison Avenue in Oakhurst held their fourth annual Soapbox Derby on Saturday. Photographer Jonathan Phillips dropped by and sent us these photos. The annual derby event raises money for needy children in Decatur.

Ready, set, soap – Derby returns Saturday

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 24, 2014

Marco DiCarlo and other residents of Madison Avenue in Oakhurst didn’t set out to create an annual event that raises thousands for needy children in Decatur. The organizers were just looking for a way to help a GiGi’s Playhouse, a charity that helps people with Downs Syndrome. They came up with the idea of holding […]

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