Classic cars will cruise into downtown New Baltimore Sept. 17 for the Lions Club’s annual cruise-in.
This year’s event is scheduled to start at noon at Walter and Mary Burke Park. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 registered cars.
Awards will also be offered at 4 p.m., including a Lions Club President award, Mayor’s Choice award, Lions Club award and People’s Choice award, said Janice Wieczorkowski, secretary of the New Baltimore Lions Club.
“Also, the businesses and organizations and people that sponsor this event with a $80 donation will pick their choice of car and present a plaque or trophy,” she added.
Proceeds from the New Baltimore Lions Club Classic Cruise-In event will benefit roughly 17 charities.
“A couple of them are Penrickton Center for blind and disabled children, Eversight eye bank and transplant center, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Bob Johnson and Greg Bayer memorial scholarships golf outing for Anchor Bay area students and local area residents, plus more,” Wieczorkowski said.
Last year, about 90 vehicles participated in the event. The Lions Club is hoping to match or increase that number this year, Wieczorkowski said.
Classic Cruise-In participants will be directed to park classic vehicles inside the park, and spectators can park on the street near the park. Parking and admission are free.
“The Lions Club will be selling munchies in the pavilion area like jalopy joes, crankshaft twisted potatoes, Klunker Italian sausage, cruise-In walking tacos and hot rod dogs, plus sides to go with them,” Wieczorkowski said.
Music will be provided by DJ Top Dog. The event will also include a 50/50 and basket raffle.
A corn hole tournament will begin at noon.
Registration costs $20 per team. Cash prizes are based on participation.
Registration for the car show costs $12 if completed before Sept. 10. Registration forms can be found at New Baltimore City Hall, MacDonald Public Library and online at newbaltimorelions.com. Onsite registration, which costs $15, will run from 10 a.m. to noon the day of the event.
For more information about the corn hole tournament, call 586-909-0125, 586-883-4643 or 586-725-2151.
Nicole Tuttle is a freelance reporter for The Voice.