The 2016 trip to Akron, Ohio, for the All-American Soap Box Derby, by the contingent representing Southeast Georgia was the most successful ever. Southeast Georgia won three big awards. Shawna Hutcheson won the Super Kids Division, Michael Williamson was named the “Race Director of the Year” for the second straight year and the city of Lyons was awarded the “Race City Organization of the year”.
On August 8 the city of Lyons staged a celebration for the group’s success. First there was a parade through downtown Lyons and then an awards ceremony at the Callaway Center at Partin Park- now the home of the Southeast Georgia Soap Box Derby.