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Cruise-Ins begin June 1

Get the cars ready. The annual Cruise-in car shows, sponsored by the Hastings Downtown Business Association, begin Saturday, June 1 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and continue every other Saturday through Sept. 21 in the downtown area.

The car shows are open to all cars 1976 and older. General rules include no tire burnouts, no exhaust flame or hydraulics allowed, no sidewalk parking, no rods, bikes, skateboarding or motorcycles allowed, and no alcohol on the sidewalk.

One theme night has already been scheduled -- North Star Camera Club, Aug. 10. The other nights are open. The Riverbend Auto Club will assist at events throughout the season.

The remainder of the schedule is as follows: June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27, Aug. 10, Aug., 24, Sept. 7, and Sept. 21.

Other major sponsors are Hastings Automotive, Hastings Dodge, City of Hastings, Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce, NAPA, Holiday, Hastings Star Gazette, Paramount, Auto Doctor, Downtown Tire and Auto, Bulwark Coatings, Berens Jewelry, Second Childhood, The Busted Nut, Wayne's Auto Body, Mississippi Clayworks, Hidden Greens, Waste Management, Gordy's Premier Glass, RJs Tavern on Main, 2nd Street Depot, Majeski Plumbing.

For more information, call Kevin Hoeschen at 437-4400 or Barb Hollenbeck at 438-7949.