8/1/2013 2:14:00 PM Cannon Cruisin' Days, August 2-3
by Sue Sullivan
The 27th annual Cannon Cruisin' Days Car & Truck Show, in memory of Reed Qualey, will take place this year on Friday and Saturday, August 2 and 3.
In collaboration with VFW Post 4452, Cannon Falls, the event on Saturday is sponsored by The Cannon Cruisers Car Club and will be held at Hannah's Bend Park, Cannon Falls, by the Cannon River, rain or shine.
Those participating in the Evening Country Cruise on Friday, August 2, will line up beginning at 5 p.m. at Triangle Machine & Radiator/NAPA Auto Parts (south Cannon Falls, near the former Grandpa's Event Center) with a donation of canned goods or a free will donation to the Cannon Falls Food Shelf or donations to the Hastings Veterans Home. The 20 mile cruise begins at 7 p.m.
The route begins north on Cty. 24 Blvd. (4th St.) to stoplight. Follow north to Hwy. 20 and make a slight right turn toward Hastings. Continue to follow 20 to the junction of Hwy 50 and 61. Turn right onto Hwy. 50 and 61, follow Hwy. 61 through Miesville to County 7 (Welch Road) and turn right and follow to Welch.
Continue to follow through Welch and onto Vasa and Hwy. 19. Turn right onto 19 and follow into Cannon Falls.
Reserved parking for the cruisers will be in the City Parking Lot, located on 4th and Main Streets.
On Saturday, August 3, the Car and Truck Show and Swap runs from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. with 19 car classes. There will be participant voting on individual classes with awards for first in class and runnerup in each class.
Car registration for the show is $12 before Thursday, August 1, and $15 the day of the show from 8 a.m. to noon at Hannah's Bend Park. Swap space is $10. Contact Denny at (507) 263-2775.
The Cannon Valley Fairgrounds will be used for spectator parking. General admission for adults is $3; seniors, $1; and children 12 and under are free.
There will be door prizes, 50s and 60s music, racing related games and food by Grandmother Kathy's food wagon.
No bicycles, pets or firearms are allowed.
Show information is available from the Chamber office at 507-263-2289 during daytime office hours, and from John at 507-263-4715 evenings and on Facebook at Cannon Cruisers Car Club Inc.
Corporate sponsors include Dairy Inn, Soulfisher Collision Center, Merchants Bank, Scofield Drug & Gift, NAPA Auto Parts, Cannon Auto Repair, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Sjoquist Tree Farm, Flom Insurance, Sibley Engineering, Liberty Tax, C.F. Chamber of Commerce, White Rock Dairy.
State Farm Insurance; Freeberg Insurance Agency; Brintnall Insurance Agency; Arena Trailer Sales; Nelson Insurance Agency; Cannon Falls Trailer Sales; Edward Jones Investments; Ehleringer, Douglas, Stolz & Assoc.; Mill Street Tavern; First Farmers&Merchants; White Rock Bank and Farm Country Coop.