Clover to celebrate fall with car show and festival

news@enquirerherald.comSeptember 18, 2013 

— The town of Clover will take to the streets Saturday to welcome fall with the annual auto show, fall festival and street dance hosted by the town and Clover Jaycees.

The event, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, will include more than 40 food and craft vendors, a car show that has attracted up to 175 entries, live music and entertainment and a street dance from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot with music by the band Summerdaze.

Annette Howell, treasurer for the Clover Jaycees, said the car show awards include three trophies for each of 54 classes. Special car show awards will be presented for best engine, best paint, best interior, best club participation and the farthest distance traveled, she said.

A best of show award will be presented in memory of Howell’s brother, Dwayne Adams, a former Jaycee and car show organizer who was killed in a motorcycle accident about 20 years ago.

“He was a driving force in the Jaycees,” said Howell. “It was special to his heart.”

Proceeds from the festival will go to charities and projects of the Clover Jaycees, Howell said. The largest Jaycees project is the annual Santa’s Sleigh project, which provided gifts last year to about 750 needy children.

Howell said the group’s membership has grown over the last several years, with about 30 active members. The Clover Jaycees were named No. 1 in the state among Jaycees chapters in the second quarter of 2013, she said, for overall chapter accomplishments that include membership, commitment to the community and club management.

Registration for the auto show will be from 8 a.m. to noon, and judging by car enthusiasts begins at noon. Entry fee is $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event. Car show awards will be presented between 3 and 3:30 p.m.

Live entertainment on the center stage at Knox Street will include Truly Blessed from 9:30 to 11 a.m., the Bridge worship team from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Settin’ Stone from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

On the Piggly Wiggly stage, Julie’s Fancy Feet will perform at 11 a.m.

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