Idle Free Jamboree to promote air quality through soap box races

May 7, 2012 at 12:07 a.m.

Join the City of Victoria and Keep Victoria Beautiful at an Idle Free Jamboree on Saturday at Riverside Park.

The event will feature soap box races, food, entertainment and a car show.

The Idle Free Jamboree Youth Soap Box races, promoting air quality, begins at 10 a.m. on McCright Drive, adjacent to the Rose Garden. Soap box derby teams representing schools in VISD are participating in the races.

To find out if your child's school is participating, contact Environmental Services at 361-485-3230 or email

The youth soapbox races and all educational activities are free.

At 1 p.m., Keep Victoria Beautiful will conduct a soap box derby for adults. Cost to participate in the race is $150 per team and entry fees benefit Keep Victoria Beautiful.

To register for the adult races, contact Keep Victoria Beautiful at 361- 571-0582 or email

The entire event is open to the public.



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