John Rhoades is a native of Greenfield and a member of the Marine Corps League 1263 Wortman Lowe Enduring Freedom detachment. Last year he was participating in the parade at Morristown Derby Days. Afterward he passed the Lions Club tent and decided to join, thinking of the causes the group supports. He later found out the club has an old Soapbox derby car. He said being a small man, he was asked to participate in this year’s adult race, set for 5:30 p.m. Friday. He is very excited about the opportunity, is looking forward to supporting the Lions Club and reminds everyone that the club is the original group that has sponsored and administrated the Derby Days in Morristown for more than 60 years.