8/7/2014 3:02:00 PM 500 line street for Cannon Cruisin' parade
One hundred eighty-three cars took part in the Friday evening cruise through the Welch valley on Friday, August 2. "The weather was perfect and the cruise was beautiful," as described by Cannon Cruiser Gary Sigmeth.
Donations to the Cannon Valley Food Shelf from the ride totaled $625 plus one pickup load of canned goods.
Between 400-500 spectators lined the streets of downtown Cannon Falls to watch the vintage vehicles pass by. Further along the route in Miesville, Welch, and Vasa spectators gathered, and at various points on the highway groups of two to eight were out waiting for the cars to pass by.
The Car Show at Hannah's Bend Park on Sunday had a total of 64 registered entries plus 12 Cannon Cruiser Club Cars. The show was also a fundraiser for the Cannon Valley Food shelf.
In addition there were pedal car races this year for kids and adults. The races proved to be a special attraction and lots of fun.
Awards went to Bruce Anderson, Cannon Falls, Best in Class 1600, Street Machine for his 1974 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28; Richard & Loretta Springer, Faribault, Best in Class 1200, Street Rod for their 1934 Chevrolet 3 Window Coupe; Russell Kraft, Farmington, Best in Class 400, Stock Car for his 1960 Ford Thunderbird; Linda Holty, Hastings, Best in Class 900, Convertibles for her 1972 Oldsmobile Convertible; Paul Winberg, Red Wing, Best in Class 1000, Sport Cars for his 1980 Chevrolet Corvette; Chuck Studler, Rosemount, Best in Class 800, Non-Stock Truck for his 1955 Chevrolet 3100 Pick Up.
The Cannon Cruisers had a separate class just for club cars. Twelve members showed their cars and Scott Dinsen placed first in the club car class with his 1966 Chevelle Super Sport convertible which was built by his father, Dallas Dinsen.
"The members wish to thank their many sponsors for their support for the show this year, the Cannon Falls police for their cruise escort and to the Cannon Falls Public Works Department for all of their help and maintenance of Hannah's Bend Park which always receives many compliments from car show attendees, stated Sigmeth. "A special thanks to Triangle Machine and Radiator and Mike's NAPA for the use of the grassy area for the staging of the cars for our Friday evening cruise. Thanks to the Cannon Falls Chamber of Commerce for their help in fielding questions about the weekend and the businesses' support with trophies and door prizes. Also a big thank you to all the participants and visitors."