Off to the races

Isaac Bates is shown riding along with ghost rider Kayla Jackson of Washingtonville in the Salem Firefighters Local #283-sponsored racer Saturday during the 9th annual Quakertown Super Kids Soap Box Derby held along South Broadway Avenue in Salem. Isaac is an 11-year-old West Branch fifth-grader from Beloit. The competition for handicapped youngsters is co-sponsored by the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce and the York Drexler VFW Post 5532 in Washingtonville. Twenty area businesses and groups sponsored the event which featured 28 racers, 14 ghost drivers and other volunteers. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)