Friday, July 01, 2011
Julie Waits Passes
Julie Waits passed away at the Cumberland County Hospital as the result of an extended illness Friday July 1st, 2011.
Julie had been an original member of the Cruisers and had served as the Secretary/Treasurer until giving up her position in February due to her illness.
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday July 3rd, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home with Dr. Mark Shelton Officiating. Burial will follow in the Perkins Cemetery.
The Cumberland River Cruisers wish to express their sincere condolences to the entire family for their loss.
Monday, July 04, 2011
July 4th Independence Celebration Car Show
The Swap Meet began at 7 AM and there was a $10 setup fee. Some people
were ready to enter the grounds at 6:15 AM at setup their items. The
Independence Celebration Car Show at the park in Burkesville, KY
sponsored by Duo County Telecom had some minor problems. A few cars came
rolling in early and then things began to get ugly quickly. The clouds
began closing in and there was talk of rain in Glasgow. Pretty soon it
was sprinkling rain on us, then it began pouring with several bolts of
lightning and claps of thunder shaking up the early arrivals. People
were huddling together under the tents and in their vehicles for about
45 minutes at least. As the rain lightened up, people began stirring
around and as it kept clearing off cars began arriving again.
I'm sure the number of cars was held down because of the weather, but what can you do when you have trophies and dash plaques, all with the "4th of July" on them? You continue on 'as advertised'.
The Cruisers extended the car show registration time because of the delay caused by the weather, but held to the schedule of awarding the door prizes and trophies at 3 PM. A band named "Highway 449" played rock and roll music from the stage while votes were taken, tabulated and put into a list for the trophy presentations.
The door prizes were passed out as fast as the numbers could be called and people could pick up their prizes because there was still a threat of bad weather on the horizon. Nearly everyone entered won some sort of door prize. The "Top Twenty" trophies were awarded to the appropriate people and their pictures were taken.
The group that called themselves “M&M” from Monticello was awarded the Club Participation Trophy that was donated by DC Auto Service. M&M brought 7 vehicles to the car show.
The Best of Show Trophy, donated by First Place Trophies of Albany, was then presented to Mike Burton for his yellow Chevy Nova.
The 50/50 Drawing was held and the money presented, then everyone began leaving. The Cruisers took down the tents, cleaned up a little bit of trash and the whole event was over.
The Cumberland River Cruisers wish to thank Duo County Telecom for their generous sponsorship of this event. We also want to thank NAPA of Burkesville for several of the door prize donations. Thanks to ALL the individuals that brought their vehicles and rode the storm out! A big thanks goes out to the Burkesville/Cumberland County Event's Committee for their efforts to make positive things happen in Burkesville that people can enjoy.
You can view the pictures of this event at this LINK.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Country Cafe Cruise-In
We left home a little after 5 PM and drove towards Columbia, then turned
right on the Cumberland Parkway and exited at the 49 mile marker. We
went North on SR 55 and turned East on SR 80. After passing through
Russell Springs and going a few more miles East on SR 80, we turned
South on SR 76 and headed towards Alligator Boat Dock. A few miles down
SR 76 on the left was the Country Cafe. They are having a cruise-in
every Tuesday evening. It begins at 5 PM and is over at 8 PM ( I think
it is EST). There are no door prizes, but they are playing music and
enjoying each other's company. I parked the 56 Chevy, then Stacey, Linda
and I went inside the restaurant for supper. Linda and I had delicious
cat fish suppers with Cajun fries and cole slaw for $7.99. Stacey had
the Tuesday Night Special of Spaghetti and a salad with Texas Toast for
$4.99. Everything we ate was excellent.
When we finished eating, I went outside and took pictures of the cars that were parked in the lot.
We rolled out of the parking lot and headed back towards Burkesville. It was a nice ride as the sun was vanishing below the horizon and the air temperature was cooling down.
Questions: Call Darrell or Roxanne Smallwood @ 812-343-4839 or 812-343-0849
or you can call the Country Café @ 270-866-2427.
4152 South Highway 76 Russell Springs 42642. (near Alligator Boat Dock)
Thursday, July 28, 2011
July Meeting @ Hot Rod BBQ
The Cruisers held the monthly meeting for July at the Hot Rod BBQ on
Thursday, the 28th, at 6 PM.
President Dave Neff called the meeting to order as the waitress was taking our food orders. A little bit of club business was done before she returned with the food.
After the meal had been finished and the club picked up the tab, we conducted the rest of the meeting.
Our new CRC Club business cards were passed out to our members that were present at the meeting.
Several members are meeting on the Square in Burkesville on Saturday, July 30th at 8 AM to cruise to Columbia. The CRC members voted to attend the Rolling Rods 4th Annual Fall Cruise-In at Dry Fork, KY on August 20th. The club will be meeting on the Square at 8 AM and heading to Dry Fork. The activities begin at 10 AM with FREE food and music. The meeting was adjourned at 7 PM.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Green River Kruzers' Car Show
A few of the CRCruisers left Burkesville at 8 AM and headed north on SR
61 to Columbia to participate in the Green River Kruzer's 2011 Car Show.
The Cruisers parked in the lot, set up their canopy and entered their cars in the car show. The temperature was slightly over 90 degrees and the shade provided by the canopy was welcomed. The canopy became even more necessary when the rain began. We all huddled under it, inside a ten foot square, for about a half hour, then the rain stopped for a while. The Green River Kruzers quickly passed out the trophies during the time there wasn't any rain falling. Our Cumberland River Cruisers Car Club won the "Club Participation" trophy for having the most entries from a single club.
Several of the CRC members were awarded trophies for showing their vehicles.
The picture below and to the right is with all the special class winners.
The CRC members were happy with the "gold" we were able to take home to Burkesville.
You can see all the pictures from the Green River Kruzers' 2011 Car Show by clicking HERE.