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Perfect night for a cruise about town PDF Print E-mail


By Jan Rahn
Managing Editor
A perfect evening weather-wise, plus a beautiful park setting created an ideal backdrop for the City of Grant’s second annual Cruise Night.
On Friday night, hot dogs, music, old and new, collectible and classic vehicles were registered from all around.
Nearly 200 were served hot dogs, enjoyed visiting and listening to the Oldies. All age groups, from infants to the elderly, enjoyed the city’s hospitality.
The 41 cars registered were announced as they were driven through the turnaround at the park prior to entering Central Avenue to begin cruising.
The evening concluded with the showing of Back to the Future. The movie in the band shell was sponsored by Midwest Electric and Chamber.
Unfortunately, as the evening wound down and the movie was playing, one of the cars  being returned to its storage place was wrecked at the corner of 5th and Central. The Perkins County Sheriff’s Office and Grant Volunteer Fire Department/Ambulance responded to the accident. The driver of a 1978 25th anniversary Corvette lost control coming out of a convenience store parking lot and hit a trailer passing through town. No one was injured and damages are still being assessed.
Last year, Cruise Night was held in conjunction with the 125th anniversary. This year, the event was even larger with some of the vehicles being brought from surrounding communities such as  Madrid, Elsie, Wallace, Imperial, Ogallala and Oshkosh.
The oldest car present was a 1929 Model A. Vehicles ranged from the 1930s to 2013.
“It was a great evening,” said Grant’s City Administrator Dana Harris. “It’s a great community event that we hope to make a yearly tradition.”