Box Derby Will Not Race At Festival


Last updated 5/13/2019 at 1:33pm

The box derby races will not be held during this year’s White Squirrel Festival, with last year’s accident during a race the apparent reason.

Gary Kendrick, one of six people injured on May 27, 2018, during the box derby race, died a few days later.

“It was a natural reaction to a bad situation that there just literally was not any conversation on having the derby race again,” said Heart of Brevard President Jimmy Perkins. “There was never a gathering of people, that I’m aware of, in the Heart of Brevard, where people sat down and evaluated whether it should or should not mo...

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