by Lisa Tome
Gentlemen, start your engines.
And hopefully, this year will be better than the last.
The Elkton Chamber/Alliance has scheduled the Downtown Car Shows for 2014.
In 2013, the May car show was rained out. In June, it rained during the show and the typical 100 cars was reduced to 15. Those who own those classic and costly cars are reluctant to take them out in imperfect weather. Things got better in July and more than 100 cars returned despite the fact that the show was held at the same time as the Cecil County Fair.
This year, the shows will be held the fourth Thursday of each month from 5-8 p.m. Parking is available after 3 p.m. Registration for car owners ends at 6:30 p.m.
Show dates are April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, and August 28.
The car shows are not the only downtown events being planned.
Elkton will host a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 26 at 10 a.m. in the downtown. There will be tributes to veterans, active military, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Sign up to participate in the parade by Friday, May 23. Online registration is at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-398-5076.
National Marriage Day will be celebrated on June 13 at 7:30 p.m. Couples may wed or renew their vows. Couples are responsible for obtaining their own marriage license. Cost for the event is $75 per couple. It includes wedding cake, a champagne reception, horse and buggy ride, and space for up to 20 guests per couple. Online registration is at email@example.com or call 410-398-5076.