The global pandemic has claimed another local event.  The Village of East Alton has cancelled the annual Soapbox Derby Festival due to COVID-19 health concerns.  The outdoor event was scheduled for Saturday September 12 but in a news release from the mayor, the village opted to side on the safety of participants, volunteers, and spectators this year.

The release says the race is scheduled for next year on Saturday September 11, 2021.


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