Rain did not hamper Cruise In
For the first time in a long time, rain hit the streets of North Main Street during the annual Rock and Roll Cruise In. Despite the rain, cars and spectators still attended the event.
The event, produced by the Georgia Classic Cruisers Car Club and the Main Street Greensboro program is a downtown favorite each year. Car Club event co-chair, Barney Ross reports that there were 28 visiting cars and 4 club cars in town on Saturday. The turn out, due to the wet weather, may have been small. However, visitors traveled from surrounding towns, and entered their cars in the popular Rock ‘n Roll Cruise In.
Greensboro’s Rock ‘n Roll Cruise In is known for the wide array of vintage vehicles it draws from across the state and this year’s best of show was Union Point native Ronnie Yearwood’s John Deere Tractor, with the Big Block Chevy Engine.
“Despite the weather, we were still pleased with the small turn out,” states Barney Ross, Georgia Classic Cruiser member. “The Cruise-In is one of Greensboro’s most anticipated event of the year, and many people around the county still came out with umbrellas to view the few cars we had in the show.”
Event sponsors Jimmy Britt Chevrolet, Buick, GMC showed support by having a host of brand new cars and trucks on display for spectators.
On the Court House lawn stage The Grains of Sand Band performed hits from the ‘50’s and ‘60’s live for the first part of the event. Guests were havin’ a good time, as the band crooned favorites like “Carolina Girls” and “I Love Beach Music”. A few children enjoyed hula-hoops on the courthouse lawn, in the rain, as the band played.
The shops of downtown Greensboro were open late, and ready to meet the visitors in town for the Cruise In. Many shops featured window decorations especially for the event! Diners at The Yesterday Café stepped back in time as they were waited upon by a host of pink ladies, girls in poodle skirts and boys wearing saddle oxfords. The Main Street Café offered spectators special “Race Car” desserts and even to go boxes in the shape of classic cars. The styles around town were suited to match the classic cars that lined the streets!
The Cruise In is always one of Greensboro’s most popular downtown events and was enjoyed by all for a short time this year. For more information about the Georgia Classic Cruisers, visit www.GeorgiaClassicCruisers.com.
Next up in Greensboro will be Downtown Trick-or-Treat from 5-7 pm on Thursday, October 31.
Greensboro Community Housing Team Completes Freshman Year of the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing
Greensboro Team Attends Workshop In Rome, Ga
Ten members of the Greensboro Community Housing Team attended a housing workshop in Rome, Georgia as part of the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH). Greensboro was accepted into the state’s GICH program in 2012 and has successfully completed its first year of participation.
The Georgia Initiative for Community Housing is a three-year program that provides technical assistance and collaboration for communities as they work towards neighborhood revitalization. The GICH program is presented by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, the University of Georgia, the Georgia Municipal Association, Georgia Power, and Georgia EMC.
"Our Greensboro team has learned a great deal about neighborhood revitalization through the GICH program," explains housing team member and Better Hometown director Cail Hammons. "We are off to a great start in the GICH program."
Greensboro’s Housing Team has worked to conduct neighborhood clean ups, complete a volunteer-led housing assessment, increase public communication, and intensify code enforcement efforts. In addition the team has provided leadership and public input on the city’s latest Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) award of $500,000 for water line improvements in the Mill Village neighborhood.
If you are interested in learning more about the Greensboro Housing Team or in receiving assistance for your neighborhood, please contact Annie Grant at Greensboro City Hall at (706) 453-7967 or complete an online interest form at www.greensborocommunityhousing.com
The Greensboro Community Housing Team was formed in 2012 to address housing challenges within the city of Greensboro. The team is made up of volunteers from across the community and seeks to improve housing conditions in Greensboro with technical assistance from the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing.
Downtown Greensboro will venture back in time as classic cars line North Main Street on Saturday, September 21 from 4-8pm at the Rock n’ Roll Days Cruise-In. The free event will feature over 100 classic and antique cars and entertainment by The Grains of Sand band from Athens, Georgia.
The Annual Rock n’ Roll Days Cruise-In event is sponsored by Jimmy Britt Chevrolet- Buick-GMC dealership of Greensboro and hosted by Greensboro based Georgia Classic Cruiser Car Club and the Greensboro Main Street program.
“The Rock n’ Roll Days Cruise-In is on the best events in downtown Greensboro,” states John Smith, Georgia Classic Cruiser member. “This event brings thousands of people to town and I’m glad our local car dealership, Jimmy Britt, is such a huge supporter of this event and our car club.”
For car enthusiast, the event will feature antique, classic, vintage, street rods and special interest cars. In addition, the event boasts live music from The Grains of Sand, dancing, shopping, restaurant specials, and food concessions to enhance the street-side Cruise-In.
Registration fee for the vehicles is still only $15.00. The top 25 awards are sponsored again this year by Jimmy Britt Chevrolet-Buick-GMC in Greensboro.
Wear your party hat and dancing shoes, as you will enjoy the sounds of The Grains of Sand. The band will play all your favorites from Motown, Beach, Soul and of course the 50’s, 60’s and more!
The shops of downtown Greensboro will be open late and ready to meet the scores of visitors in town for the Cruise-In. Many shops will have window décor especially for the event! Diners at the Yesterday Café will step back in time as they will be waited upon by a host of pink ladies, girls in poodle skirts and boys wearing saddle oxfords.
“I remember when…” is the talk of the night and stories will be swapped by friends, new friends and family alike as the thousands attending the event enjoy a true Southern gathering in this historic rural hometown!
The city streets close at 2:00 p.m. to get ready for the event and cars begin arriving at 3:00 p.m.
See you Saturday, September 21st , from 4-8 pm on the Courthouse lawn in downtown Greensboro.
For more information about Rock n’ Roll Cruise-In, contact the Greensboro Main Street office at (706) 453-7674 or visit www.downtowngreensboroga.com. For questions regarding the Georgia Classic Cruisers, please contact John Smith at (706) 759-3794.
(Greensboro, Ga. --- September 9, 2013) The word is out: Grains of Sand Bandfrom Athens, Georgia will be performing at this year’s Rock ‘n Roll Cruise-In, September 21st , 4-8 pm! It’s time to party in historic downtown Greensboro!
The Grains of Sand Band, an energetic, experienced group of musicians whose charisma and enthusiasm packs the dance floor while keeping their audience groovin’ to the beat, will delight attendees this year! Strong vocals added to the driving rhythm of the percussion and brass give the band a full sound and allows them to play a wide range of memorable tunes from beach, soul, Motown and of course the favorites from the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s. So, dust off your dancing shoes, practice your “cool moves” and plan to dance the night away under the stars in downtown Greensboro!
Over 150 classic, antique, hot rod, streetrod, muscle cars and special interest vehicles from across the state will be lining the historic streets, stories of “I remember when…” and plenty of laugher and “oohs and ahhhs” will be the tone of the night . While enjoying these vehicles, remember that the owners have spent long hours turning that broken down, rust bucket into a “work of art” just for the love of the car and the memories it brings back. They all have a story, so take the time to ask them about their cars!
The evening is perfect for a family outing or a gathering of friends. Bring your lawn chairs and quilts or enjoy the bales of hay set out for your convenience. Food galore is available at our local restaurants. For your shopping pleasure, downtown businesses are open and offering specials for the evening.
The city streets close at 2:00 p.m. to get ready for the event and cars begin arriving at 3:00 p.m. Registration fee for the vehicles is still only $15.00 and registrants receive a dash plaque. Jimmy Britt Chevrolet-Buick-GMC and The Yesterday Cafe in Greensboro sponsor the top 25 awards again this year. The Georgia Classic Cruisers of Greensboro and the Greensboro Main Street Program are sponsoring the event. See you Saturday, September 21st, 4-8 p.m.!
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