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June 24, 2014

Car show offers chance to study the classics

Kids of all ages will have a chance to show off their cars at the Walton fairgrounds on July 5.

The Fabulous Classic Car Show and Cruise, presented by the Walton Booster Club, will start at 11 a.m. Starting this year, children 12 and under can enter a kids car show for separate judging. Whether they enter a model car, Lego or Pinewood Derby car, there is no charge for entering. 

“We wanted to have more things for families,” event volunteer Patty Wood said. Kids games and face painting are also available.

Judging for the younger set will be at 3 p.m. The charge for the traditional show is $7 for those entering a car and $4 for general admission. Children under 10 are free. Judging for the classic event takes place at 4 p.m.

The day has been arranged to encourage participants in the traditional car show to stay for the 6 p.m. cruise, which starts at the fairground and travels in a 4-mile loop that includes Delaware Street, Wood said.

The show includes 18 classes of vehicles from the 1900s to today, and includes antique tractors and motorcycles.

The local Cub Scout Pack 45 will hold a Pinewood Derby Tournament that starts at 1 p.m. There will also be remote-control car racing. The Hillbilly Junkyard Band plays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the bus garage on Delaware Street.

The event started on Delaware Street, but was moved to the fairgrounds after it got too big for that location, Booster Club President Kim Jacob said.

The funds help the Walton youth sports program to provide basketball, field hockey, soccer, wrestling and football for children ages 4 to 13, she said.

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