Soap box derby raises awareness for DARE


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Bailee Wolfe didn’t know what she was getting into Sept. 22 when she agreed to test drive Seymour Fire Department’s entry in the seventh annual Seymour Police Department DARE Soap Box Derby.

“I was a little embarrassed,” the 11-year-old Seymour girl said after a less than stellar first run down the course on West Second Street between Poplar and Pine.

Bailee said she got into the car at the urging of her uncle, Anthony Walker.

“He asked me to try it,” she said.

Walker, an inspector with the fire department, said a “technical difficulty” involving the way the car was loaded up in the starting block created the problem. The result was Bailee couldn’t steer the car very well. That forced her into a second car. Both cars went off course and wound up in the hay bales.

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