By Peggy Mackenzie
On Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the D.A.R.E. To Cruz Car Show will festoon Washington Street in Lewisburg with every kind of vehicle for every kind of car enthusiast – from antiques, classics, muscle cars, and street rides to trucks, motorcycles and foreign cars.
“Everybody remembers their first car or the one they rode in on their first date,” said Lewisburg Police Chief Tim Stover. “Old cars bring back memories.”
“Car shows are a neat hobby and people really relate to it,” Stover added, who, as coordinator for the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program, has organized all the car show exhibits held in Lewisburg for the past eight years. The program is sponsored by the Lewisburg Police Department and he said he is proud of the continued success the show has garnered over the years.
All proceeds will benefit the D.A.R.E. program taught at Lewisburg Elementary School for all fifth grade students by Lt. J.C. Dove with the Lewisburg Police Department. The program provides funding for teaching aids, supplies, and T-shirts for the students for their graduation ceremonies.
The T-shirts are a big draw at the car show as collectors items. This year’s custom-designed T-shirt image is a Model-A hot rod on a classy black tee, created by Matt Landers of Allegheny T-Shirts on Seneca Trail in Fairlea.
In addition, there will be specialty awards and door prizes during the judging at the Green Space, including choice awards by the police officers, the mayor, and the D.A.R.E. Officer – all based on personal preferences. Memorial awards will also go out to commemorate four local honorees: Rick Skaggs, Doug and Josh Massie, and Wade Sayers.
The entry fee for registrants is $10 and registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Green Space at the intersection of Jefferson and Washington streets. Pre-registration is recommended, and forms can be found on the website at www.daretocruz.org. For more information, call 304-645-1626 or 304-6452136, or go to the website.
Parking for the car show is “first come, first served,” so, rain or shine, come early and share the fun and the memories.