Father's Day "Car Cruz" downtown Saturday
by Brendan A. Sanders
Father's Day weekend got a little extra flair with the first-ever Car Cruz through downtown.
At least two dozen extravagant vehicles rolled through town after starting at Impact Church early Saturday afternoon. This included cars and trucks from the 1940s through the present, representing over 70 years of vehicular transformation.
The event organizer for the cruise was Ashley Dunn of Creative Party Bug.
“Many previous events that were scheduled have been canceled, so we wanted to get people out and about with an event where they didn’t have to leave their cars,” Dunn said.
Dunn and a few other participants dressed up for the occasion, donning '50s and '60s garb to go along with their '50s vehicles.
The event started at 1 pm with a large gathering of vehicles at the Impact Church parking lot. Many people took to look at the other cars that had shown up.
Shortly thereafter, the party left the parking lot and took to the streets of Lowell, traveling down Main Street and back multiple times, giving those who had come to watch multiple opportunities to appreciate the vehicles.
As temperatures rose above 90 degrees Saturday, spectators were sure to find shade as the cars cruised past. There were a few breakups in the processions as regular vehicles intermixed with the show cars as the convoy followed traffic laws around town.
Those attending the event were encouraged to shop at the small businesses that are reopening around town, with Rookies Sportscards Plus, Lowell Hemp Co., Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, Ability Weavers, North Star Antiques, Red Barn Consignments & Antiques, Tap House Boutique co-hosting the event along with Creative Party Bug.