By Linda Lane
Roadsters, muscle cars, coupes and classic cars will cruise into Schoolcraft on July 4th for the Annual Car Show in Birch Park from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“This is the third year we’ve held the Annual Car Show. The day goes so fast with so many things happening, it’s really an exciting event. The day is really for the car owners to show off their cars,” Theresa O’Leary said. O’Leary organizes the Annual Car Show with Village Manager Cheri Lutz.
“We send out letters in May inviting car owners to participate and we’ve had close to 100 cars in the past couple of years,” O’Leary said. Car owners who pre-register pay only $10 to participate; owners who pay on arrival are charged $15.
The Village of Schoolcraft awards trophies to the “Top Ten” cars, which are determined by the cars owners’ votes. There will be three additional trophies: Ladies’ Choice; Village Officials Choice; and Local Business Choice.
During the event, door prizes are drawn including gift cards from local restaurants and businesses and a gift bag from a local dentist. A 50/50 drawing will be held with proceeds going to the local food bank. Volunteers will be on hand to help park cars and help with the activities of the day.
Several food vendors will be stationed in Birch Park, including “The Beginnings” with barbecue, and Mike King, known as “the Weinie King” selling hotdogs. A DJ, Nate Henschel, will be playing music in the park.