Soapbox race takes over Lee Blvd.

Soapbox race takes over Lee Blvd. »Play Video
RICHLAND, Wash. -- Lee Boulevard in Richland was shut down for most of the morning Saturday as hundreds of people gathered to watch a race. The Arc of Tri-Cities and local Kiwanis club set up a soapbox race. Donated derby cars were driven by local students while children with special needs acted as co-pilots. Event planners tell us the city of Richland was happy to host the event.

“We feel it's something, in fact, when we first approached the city of Richland, they said, they hadn't done anything like this in umpteen years, let's do it. So they were enthusiastic about it, too,” says Henry Stevens, a 92 year old event planner and longtime Kiwanis member.

The event also featured face-painting and local food vendors. This was the second year the Kiwanis club sponsored the event and they plan to do it again next year.