64 Vintage cars lined Main Street in Mount Gilead for the Chamber of Commerce Car Show Friday night while the band Cherry Blonde entertained the crowd with music from the 50’s 60’s 70’s and beyond. Upstairs at Wolf Pak studio, Princess and Queen Candidates showed their talent in song and dance.
The band’s music had Betty Fricke tapping her toe to “Love Shack”, “Foot Loose” and even songs from “Kiss.” You could find Chamber Director Cathy Francis out there dancing all evening, long after the sun went down, with Jesse Higgins II and others in the crowd.
Chamber Board member Becky Kilgour was pleased with the turnout and said there were eleven more cars in the show this year. The numbers in the car show have grown every year.
The judges’ top choices in the car show were: 1966 Chevy Chevelle of Phil and Gayala Lyons of Cardington, Larry Foster’s 1923 Ford T Bucket from Edison, Bud L. 1931 Chevy from Mount Gilead, and Todd Walker’s Shelby Cobra from Sunbury. People’s Choice was Jeremy Keith’s 1981 9670 International (I H.)
Other Friday activities included the Knights of Columbus Beer Garden, Corn Shucking Contest, and Sweet Corn Festival Pageant at Wolf Pak.
Participants in the Sweet Corn Festival Contest were: for Junior Princess, Kyndale Nykole Parker, Addison Rogers, Brooklynn Mary Davis and Eliza Rogers. Princess Contestants were: Meagan Dunham, Riley McCoy, Madalynn Morrison, Kendra Lane Harvey, Allie Collins and Emily Haft. Queen Contestants were: Caitlyn Nicole Lee Rush, Miranda Harvey and Shyla Rose Bennett.
Judges for the event were Sharon Kincade, Barb Sherbourne of Consolidated Electric and Vicki Shook of Re/Max Genesis. Sarah Barnes of Re/Max Genesis was the contest coordinator and emcee.
Judges named Kyndale Nykole Parker Junior Princess. Kendra Lane Harvey won the title of Princess and Miranda Harvey was named Queen. Kyndale won the crowd’s heart singing “Let it go,” Kendra impressed all with her ballet performance and Miranda showed enthusiasm and grace with her Irish Step Dancing talent.
Sponsors for the Pageant were Consolidated Electric and James Madison Insurance. Car show Sponsors were Cornerstone Café & Grill, Gilead Trading Co. Janick & Co Financial Services, McCreary’s Body Shop, State Farm Insurance-Judy Higgins, Sames and Cook and Tom C. Elkin Co. LPA. Saturday Tent sponsors were First Knox National Bank and Kilgour’s Insurance Store. Table and Chair Sponsor was Cornerstone Café and Grill. Stage sponsor was Ag Credit.