Now in its 11th year, the DARE To Cruz Car Show is a free event starting at 10 a.m. and running ‘til 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, in beautiful downtown Lewisburg
. This year, as in every previous year, the crowd-pleasing event is sponsored by the Lewisburg Police Department and initiated by Lewisburg Police Chief Tim Stover, a big time avid car guy, to benefit the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) 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.
“I’m proud of the continued success the show has garnered over the years,” Stover said. “Car shows are a neat hobby and people really relate to it.”
And speaking of T-shirts, be sure to pick up yours with the collectors’ commemorative DARE to Cruz theme logo, available on T-shirts in all sizes and created by Matt Landers of Allegheny T-Shirts, located on Seneca Trail in Fairlea.
Specialty awards and door prizes are a feature of each car show event. The judging will take place at the Green Space and will include choice awards by the police officers, Mayor John Manchester, and D.A.R.E. Officer Lt. J.C. Dove – 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.
Registration for entrants begins at 8 a.m. at the Green Space at the intersection of Jefferson and Washington streets for a $10 fee. Pre-registration is recommended, and forms can be found on the website at www.daretocruz.org. For more information, call 304-645-1626 or 304-645-2136.
This annual event is open to all vehicles – antiques, classics, muscle cars, street rides, trucks, motorcycles, and foreign cars. Washington Street in downtown Lewisburg will be blocked off from traffic, as the 11th annual car show exhibitors fill the street with glistening chrome, over-sized engines, leather interiors and pin-striping; vintage roadsters, coupes and land yachts. If you are a car enthusiast, you don’t want to miss this free, one day event starting at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. next Saturday. Parking for the car show is “first come, first served,” so, rain or shine, come early and share the fun and the memories.