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2017-08-09 / News

Cars Cruised to a New Finish Line


A nice crowd wandered through the cars at the annual Car Cruise Saturday. This year the cars returned to the center of the village to the municipal parking lot next to Veterans’ Plaza. 
Patty Wood/The Reporter A nice crowd wandered through the cars at the annual Car Cruise Saturday. This year the cars returned to the center of the village to the municipal parking lot next to Veterans’ Plaza. Patty Wood/The Reporter Walton’s annual Car Cruise took place on Saturday, Aug. 5. Fifty-four vehicles left from the Delaware County Fairgrounds, cruised through the village and out routes 206 and 10 for a bit before turning around and coming back into the village.

This year the cars returned to the village municipal parking lot behind Veterans’ Plaza, where they parked for a cruisein car show.

Trophies were awarded to the Best Ford: Fred Deutsch from Bainbridge for his 2016 Ford Cobra; Best Mopar to Don Coager from South Kortright for his 1971 Roadrunner; Best Camaro to Terry and Vicky Calabrese from Walton for their white Corvette; Best Motorcycle to Dale Beadle for his Honda and Best Chevy went to Buddy Gibson of Walton for his 1957 Chevy, and he also took home the Best of Show trophy.


Veteran Dick Yarnes parked his patriotic 1941 U.S. Navy Jeep in front of the pavilion at the Veterans’ Plaza where Nate Jamieson emceed the Car Cruise trophies. The Walton Lions Club was on hand to sell fundraising raffle tickets and sponsored this year’s Cruise through Walton. 
Patty Wood/The Reporter Veteran Dick Yarnes parked his patriotic 1941 U.S. Navy Jeep in front of the pavilion at the Veterans’ Plaza where Nate Jamieson emceed the Car Cruise trophies. The Walton Lions Club was on hand to sell fundraising raffle tickets and sponsored this year’s Cruise through Walton. Patty Wood/The Reporter There were just two participants in the muffler rapping contest, John Whiteside and Crystal Stanton, who gave a nice show for the crowd at the end of the night. Crystal was declared the winner with her 1983 Chevy K10 truck, which was determined by audience applause.

Dick Yarnes was saluted for his 1941 U.S. Navy Jeep which was parked as the center attraction, fitting for the Veterans’ Plaza location.

The cruise was made possible by the Walton Lions Club, who submitted their insurance for the parade permit. The money paid by the vendors went to the Lions Club, who were onsite to sell raffle tickets for the club’s yearly fundraiser.

Ten vendors were on the Plaza for the evening and the crowd seemed to enjoy strolling through the tents while waiting for the cruise to start.

The evening was deemed a success and may have found a new home for future cruises.

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