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Enthusiasm bubbles for Laporte's soapbox derby

And they're off! Parents helped line their children up for Laporte's soapbox derby races Saturday afternoon. In the youngest age groups, 5-year-olds, little girls in sundresses and pigtails raced ferociously to the finish line. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)1 / 3
Emma Porter her heat in the soapbox derby and reached for her brake. Laporte residents and guests lined the street and congratulated the winners. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)2 / 3
Faith Carpenter needed a helping hand from father Terry as she nearly bypassed the finish line in her heat. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)3 / 3
Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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