A new tradition in Rocky Point is the annual Charanga, or Soap Box Derby. Back in the day, the cool kids built mini cars out of whatever they had on hand, then pushed them to the top of the towns biggest hills, and raced down to glory, or a crash. Sometimes a glorious crash.
This year, the revived Soap Box Derby will change to being once again all about kids. No adults racing this time.
Charangistas have till October 20th to put a team together, and build their one of a kind vehicle. This event was an instant success the first year, and promises to become one of the most popular annual happenings for the town.
Come check it out for yourself! It’s free to watch, and tons of fun. The event raises money for the Casa Hogar, a senior living center. You can follow along on the Charanga Derby’s Facebook page for info updates.