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Tenth Squirrel Box Derby Is Ready To Roll After Memorial Day Parade - Brevard, NC


May 18, 2017

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It takes all kinds of help to run the Squirrel Box Derby. After being shuttled up Jailhouse Hill by Transylvania County Rescue Squad, cars are maneuvered by Marine Corps Junior ROTC cadets to the starting gate.

It's time to cut loose and let gravity do the work! Everyone is invited to the Squirrel Box Derby, where spiffy, speedy, and sometimes silly cars roll down Jailhouse Hill up to 40 miles per hour during the White Squirrel Festival.

On Saturday, May 27, starting at 11 a.m. Transylvania County Schools will present the Tenth Annual Squirrel Box Derby after the Memorial Day Parade. The running of the Derby is made possible by sponsors and partners, especially the Heart of Brevard and the Brevard High School Band Association.

Drivers enter gravity-powered racers in three categories: ages 8 to 1...

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