Shidler Hosts 14th Annual Car Show August 26

Small town events are a popular way to remember a time when things were calmer, people seemed friendlier and the get-togethers were a time to visit with old friends and meet new ones. Perhaps that’s why the Shidler One-Day Car Show is growing in popularity.
            Shidler offers an American tradition to visitors, especially car enthusiasts, as it hosts 14th Annual Car Show on Saturday, August 26. The town invites all to the car show to enjoy viewing cars with their finishes of all colors glimmering in the August sun and their shapes and models bringing back fond memories.  
 The Annual One-Day Car Show in this small Osage County, Oklahoma, town has been a favorite event for 13 years for automobile enthusiasts from across the region. Again this summer, the tranquil town invites everyone to the show to enjoy the colors, styles and yes, even what’s under the hood. 
“Last year we had more cars than ever—153, almost to capacity in the park. And an estimated 1,000 visitors enjoyed the event,” said JR Anderson, of the Shidler Area Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by the Shidler Area Chamber of Commerce and the Osage County Tourism Committee, the car show is held in Coussens Park on North Cosden Avenue. The park opens at 8:30 a.m. for registration, with the show running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
            “Every year, Shidler Fire Department personnel and Ambulance Crew EMTs, all volunteers, work hard to provide delicious food for participants and visitors,” said Anderson. “Proceeds go toward Rescue Truck Ancillary Equipment to better equip the firefighters and ambulance crew for emergencies,” he added.
            Dash plaques are available for the first 150 entries, and awards are presented at 3:30 p.m. There will be door prizes, goody bags, 50/50 pot, and award plaques for numerous categories. Automotive related vendor space is available. The show will take place rain or shine.
“Again this year, the Third Annual Kiddies Classic Car Coloring Contest will be held during the car show from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.,” Anderson said. Artists are divided into three age groups: four years and under, five to seven years, and eight to 12. “Ribbons will be awarded, and the contest promises to be lots of fun for everyone.
“Coussens Park is a nice place for visitors and residents alike to gather and enjoy the cars, friendly people and good food. The coloring contest is a draw for the little ones who enjoy their special event”.
Car show pre-registration is $15. After August 21, it is $20, and forms are available online, www.shidleroklahoma.com. For more information, contact JR Anderson at 918.793.4961 or chamber@shidleroklahoma.com

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