Cascade to jump-start annual auto show

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Metro Cruise Warm Up
The 2019 Metro Cruise Warm Up. Courtesy photo.

Classic car lovers can get a sneak peak Thursday in Cascade of what’s in store for the upcoming annual 28th Street Metro Cruise. The Cascade Metro Cruise “warm-up” takes place Thursday, Aug. 24, 4:30-8:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Fowling Warehouse, 6797 Cascade Road SE, where visitors can expect to see as many as 150 classic cars and trucks.

“For the past 13 years, Cascade has been proud to help jump-start the 28th Street Metro Cruise and provide a place for the community to have fun and admire some unique vehicles,” said Cascade Township Planning Director Brian Hilbrands. “With local food, live music and lines of classic vehicles, this event has something for everyone to enjoy.”

This event aimed at classic car lovers features activities that will entertain the whole family. Event admission, activities and live music are free to enjoy. Activities include face painting, balloon sculpting, and live music by local band The Six Pak.

There will be four food trucks on site where attendees can purchase food, and a tent where visitors can buy Metro Cruise-related merchandise. Additionally, there will be a 50/50 raffle, with proceeds going to the Kent County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit. The K-9 Unit will also be there to provide a live demonstration and answer questions about their operation.

Local car enthusiasts who are interested in attending the gather to sport their vintage cars
may register on a first-come, first-served bases the day of the event. Organizers will also be handing out commemorative 2023 Metro Cruise Warm-Up dash plaques to participants. The quantity is limited, so get there early!

For more information, visit Cascade’s Community Events page, or the Cascade Metro Cruise Warm Up Facebook page.

The annual 28th Street Metro Cruise runs Friday, Aug. 25 through Saturday, Aug. 26.

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