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Annual Show and Shine could move to downtown Moorefield

by Patrick Raftis

MAPLETON - A popular summer car show may be moving from Moorefield’s ball field to the village’s downtown.

Mapleton Custom Rodders and township officials are working on a plan that would see the 2018 version of the car club’s annual Show and Shine held in the newly-reconstructed downtown area.

Barry Hymers of the Mapleton Custom Rodders attended the March 27 council meeting to discuss the proposal, initiated by the municipality, to move the June 15 show downtown.

Mayor Neil Driscoll said the idea of holding the show downtown is to “celebrate Moorefield.

“Let’s join efforts and put an event on that we can be proud of. This is a brand new street. It looks beautiful, whether you go through in the day or the night. Why not bring residents from outside of our area to it?” said Driscoll.

“We got it. Let’s flaunt,” agreed Hymers.

Councillor Marlene Ottens asked if Hymers anticipated the show would cause problems for downtown residents who are “used to a quieter street.”

Hymers said an informal survey of residents and businesses has not resulted in any major objections. He also noted arrangements will be made to ensure local residents can access their properties during the show.

While Hymers said it has been suggested the move from the ball field to downtown could become permanent, he said that would have to be determined after trying it out.

“That night I’ll know from the car guys if it’s a good deal or not,” he told council.

Council passed a resolution endorsing the event and directed staff to investigate ways the town could help out with the show.

 

April 13, 2018

 
 

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