Show-N-Shine Car Show, Ride for Life set for Saturday
The National Weather Service predicts partly cloudy skies for Saturday’s ninth annual Olney Show-N-Shine Car Show and Cruise, which is a stark contrast stormy skies that caused the postponement of the event in September.
Olney Chamber of Commerce Director Stacy Wade said it was not easy rescheduling the event, but made the decision after receiving support from the chamber board as well as numerous car exhibitors and vendors expressing interest in attending the event.
“It was difficult, but we picked a date and called some car show people and they said ‘November fifth would be great,’” Wade said. “It will be prettier weather, that’s for sure. We enjoy seeing each other every year. We’re kind of like a family. We enjoy seeing those people every year and when you don’t have something like this you miss out on a whole year ... My board likes to do things and we’re not big on saying ‘hey we’re not going to doing it.’ Especially when it’s one of our big events. If it were smaller, then it would be different. This is something that brings people to our town.”
Wade said she maintained most of the vendors
that signed on in September and even added a few more for Saturday’s festivities.
Those vendors include: Lolly’s Crafts, a booth by the Olney High School Band selling sausage rolls, Modern Woodmen, Bruce’s Spirit Scarves, Duck Pond and More, S&S Custom Designs, Kona Ice Snowcones and Hot Chocolate, Bill’s Coffee and Drinks and Blessings and Blooms Decor, which she said meets a variety of different needs and interests.
“Most of them are still coming. We had a few changes and added a few new ones,” Wade said. “That worked out great. We had a few that couldn’t come and we have a few that came in to take their place. We’re going to have sausage wraps, crafts, hot chocolate, snow cones so either way the weather goes we have it all.”
Early registration for vehicles that participate will be $15 and registration on the day of the event will be $20. Judging will begin at 10 a.m. for all cars, truck, motorcycles, tractors, golf carts and UTV’s and the awards will be given out at noon-1 p.m. The first 25 who sign up to show vehicles are eligible to receive a goody bag from the Olney Chamber of Commerce.
“It’s going to be a really big day for Olney and we just hope everyone comes out,” Wade said. “We have about 23 classes, which is a little change up, but not much. We have Lake Country Radio coming back, which is great and they will be live from 9 a.m. to noon from the gazebo. We have Chris Widner as the D.J., and we have a train ride that is coming. It’s going to be a nice, pretty day.”
Registration for the Ride for Life will begin at 8 a.m. in the open air pavilion and bikes will take off at 9 a.m. For bike riders the cost is $30 and for passengers is $5 and all donations made to the event include a BBQ plate and go towards the Relay for Life organization.
For more information and pre-registration contact Syndal McClatchy at 940-873-8452 or Kaci Creel at 940-435-3732. The cruise will begin after the awards ceremony at 1 p.m.
Although already having vendors in place, Wade believes a few more could be better and encourages any interested vendors to contact her at the chamber office at 564-5445.