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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1956 June

Kids Compete in a Soap Box Derby

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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1 min., 51 sec.
Two older men race Coca-Cola and 7-Up themed soap box cars; boys from the Roanoke Optimism Club compete in the soap box derby; the winning boy is presented with a plaque, a wreath of flowers, and the kiss of two young girls; girls wave from cars as they parade down the track; a large group of boys walk down the track and a man makes an announcement to the crowd.
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