Car show, street fest to feature new events

Sandy Hull
Cambridge Main Street director Sheryl King shows one of the doggy goodie bags residents will receive if they enter their dog in the ‘Just for Fun Dog Show’ Saturday, Aug. 16, during the Sixth Annual Cambridge Main Street Family Fest and Auto Show. The dog show is one of several new activities scheduled for this year’s show.

    Several new things have been added to the 2008 6th Annual Cambridge Main Street Family Fest and Auto Show on Saturday, Aug. 16, according to Sheryl King, Cambridge Main Street director.

    “We have added a lot of new attractions to the day’s line-up  including a volleyball tournament for individuals 16 and over, a dog show, children’s games, a kiddie tractor pull, a bake sale, cow pie bingo and a kid’s dance for children eight to 14 years old,” stated King. “We are also accepting applications for crafters/vendors. So far we have ten different ones.”

    The day begins at 9 a.m. with the 6th annual auto, tractor and motorcycle show in downtown Cambridge. Registration will be in the Main Street office on West Center Street. 

    Awards will be presented to participants in 33 different classes. They include original restored pre 1949, original restored 50-59, original restored 60-69, original restored 70-79, original restored 80-89, original restored 90-present, 4-door, street rod pre 1949, modified 1950-59, modified 60-69, modified 70-79, modified 80-89, modified 90-present, pro-street (any tubbed), original restored two-wheel trucks, modified two-wheel trucks, 4-wheel drive trucks, motorcycles, special interest, teen (20 years old and younger), imports, under construction, Vette 1953-67, Vette 1968-83, Vette 1984-96, Vette 1997-present and tractor.

    Six best of show awards will be presented in addition to the Main Street Award.

    All participants will receive dash plaques and goodie bags. Anyone wishing to donate items for the goodie bags are asked to phone King at 937-2633.

    Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by 3-D Sound. Pre-registration would be appreciated, but is not necessary according to King.

    The Cambridge High School cheerleaders will sponsor a bake sale and eating contest at College Square Park. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    A volleyball tournament  for individuals, 16 and over, will begin at 11 a.m. at College Square Park. The team has to consist of three men and three women according to King. There will be two volleyball courts, one with sand and one with grass.

    Cost is $10 per person or $60 per team. The first place team will win $60 and six t-shirts. Second place will win $30.

    Forms for the volleyball tournament are available on the bulletin board at the Cambridge Post Office, on the window at Cambridge Jack and Jill or by phoning Britta at 937-1020.

    College Square Park will be the site for 11 children’s games in addition to the kiddie tractor pull. The games will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the kiddie tractor pull scheduled for 10 a.m.

    The Cambridge High School dance team will host cow chip bingo from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on East Street in downtown Cambridge.

    A ‘Just For Fun Dog Show’ will be held at Memorial Park in downtown Cambridge. Judging will begin at 1:30 p.m. and a dog parade will be held at 2 p.m. Registration forms for the show are available on the bulletin board in the Cambridge Post Office, in the window at Cambridge Jack and Jill and at the Cambridge Veterinary Office. The first 100 participants will receive a doggy goodie bag filled with things for their pet.

    A kids dance, for children eight to 14 years old, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cambridge Community Hall. The theme for the dance will be the 80’s. Prizes will be awarded for the best 80’s dress,  etc. The disc jockey will play a variety of current music along with some 80’s classics. Parents of children ten and under are encouraged to attend. Pizza and pop will be free while supplies last.

    The day will conclude with a street dance sponsored by Rudy’s Bar and Grill and Skello’s Bar and Grill from  7:30 to 11:30 p.m. on the street. The Band 911 will perform.

    Volunteers are needed throughout the day to help with a variety of activities including the children’s games.

    For more information, contact the Cambridge Main Street office at 937-2633. The office will be closed Wednesday, July 9, through Monday, August 11, because of medical reasons. For assistance, phone King at 937-1504 or John Roehrs at 937-2245.