WHAG reported on the obstacles facing the Norwalk Soap Box Derby earlier this month, but now they might just get some relief.
The Norwalk Soap Box Derby has partnered with Main Street Martinsburg in an attempt to have the nearly $2,000 in fees waved for shutting down South Queen Street in order to hold the event.
Since Main Street Martinsburg is an organization that is officially sponsored by the city, any approved events held by the organization will not have to pay fees to host them.
“They don’t have the money to pay those fees,” said Kevin Knowles, City Councilman. “They would have had to move outside the city in order to have the event. We’re going to continue to have the city event here in downtown Martinsburg. It’s been going on for 17 years. That brings a lot of people into our downtown, [and] it’s important to show off our city.”
Main Street Martinsburg will present the request to the city at the next council meeting.