Pike County goes back

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 16, 2000

to 50s, 60s at Cruise-In


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For those who came of age during the good ol’ days of the 1950s and ’60s, there will be an opportunity to relive them Saturday night. For those who didn’t get to be a part of the "Happy Days," there will be an opportunity to experience them Saturday night.

Time will turn back in Pike County to the 1950s and 1960s, compliments of the Country Road Cruisers when they host a Cruise-in at Sonic Drive-in from 7 until 10 p.m. Saturday.

The Country Road Cruisers host Cruise-ins once a month but they decided to "dress" this one up and invite everyone back to this very nostalgic time in our country’s history.

"We are encouraging everyone to dress in the style of the times and join us at Sonic for what promises to be one of the most fun Cruise-ins we’ve ever had," said Emily Head, club member. "You don’t have to have an antique or classic car to be a part of the fun. You just need to have a love of and longing for the good times of the 1950s and ’60s.

Prizes will be award to the most stylishly dressed for each of the decades and, of course, there will be prizes for the vehicles – cars, trucks and motorcycles.

"You don’t have to be a member of the Country Road Cruisers to enter your vehicle in the competition," Head said. "If your car is unique in any way or just a good looking vehicle, cruise in and see how it measures up."

There will also be door prizes for those who come cruising in to Sonic and back to "Happy Days."

The atmosphere of the Cruise-in will be enhanced with the oldies and goodies that are always played for the enjoyment of Sonic diners and those who want to get up and do the twist or the be-bop.

"We’re going to have a hoola hoop contest and several other contests relative to that time," Head said. "And, of course, you can enjoy burgers and fries or old-fashioned sodas and sundaes while you enjoy the fellowship that always come when people come crusin’ in."

The Country Road Cruisers are 30 members strong and new members are always welcome.

"This will be a good opportunity for those who are interested in our club to learn more about it," Head said. "We have a lot of fun and it’s a great bunch of people and there’s always a lot of car-talk going on."