Contacts: Jill Moorefield, Beckley Events 304-256-1776 or 304-222-3376
Stephanie French, Shade Tree Car Club, 803-546-5529
Jon Lilly, Smooth Impressions Car Club, 304-860-7866
Neighborhood Car Cruises in Raleigh County will be continued on May 30 and into June and July
Shade Tree and Smooth Impressions Car Clubs along with Beckley Events plan to continue offering regular car cruises on May 30 and every other Saturday into June and July! There will not be a scheduled cruise in Raleigh County on May 23 due to high school graduations and the Memorial holiday weekend. (Note: WV Classics Car Club is offering a cruise in Oak Hill on May 23.)
Tentative Upcoming Schedule of Raleigh County Neighborhood Cruises include:
On May 30 (rain date – June 6), a cruise will take place in the Park Middle School area with line-up at Park Middle School between 4:00-4:30 pm. The cruise will include parts of Mercer Street, College Ave, Granville, Ann, Woodlawn, Queen, and Springdale. This cruise may also expand to the Fayette and Kanawha Street area if volunteers are secured for intersections.
Other cruise dates will include June 13 (rain date – June 20), June 27 (rain date – July 4); and July 11 (rain date July 18), with a possibility of another cruise or show on July 18. Beckley Events committee originally scheduled a Car Show on July 25, so if a show is not allowed, a cruise will be lined-up in downtown Beckley with a ride to a nearby neighborhood. Some of the areas that the organizers are considering for June and July cruises include: Tamarack to Dry Hill Road to Jamescrest to Dearing Drive past Cranberry Woods to Prosperity; Woodcrest and Stanaford Acres; and Sophia to Coal City – specific dates with locations will be shared once line-up locations are approved/confirmed. Car club members are also considering rides to other areas that have been suggested by their members during the off Saturdays.
In addition to those vehicle owners who wish to show off their unique rides, recent 2020 graduates are welcome to ride in the cruises with a sign or wearing their graduation caps. Musicians, mascots and costumed characters are also allowed to ride in the cruises to help bring joy to residents. The organizers wish to thank everyone who has participated in or watched the cruises over the past three weeks!
Have a great holiday weekend and please plan to join us on May 30!