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Cruise-in returning in Mexico
There were 102 vintage cars on display at the Mexico Firemen's Relief Association Cruise-In last May. Selectmen approved the second annual event next May 30 behind the Mexico Fire Department.
MEXICO -- When members of the Tired Iron Cruizers Car Club held a cruise-in last May here, the event was successful way beyond their hopes. There was little doubt the cruise-in would return.
Member Frank Anastasio attended the Board of Selectmen's meeting on Dec. 11 to seek support for the second annual Mexico Firemen's Relief Association Cruise-In on May 30 from 5-8 p.m. The board voted to unanimously permit the placement of barricades to allow for the display in the parking lot behind the fire department and town office.
Anastasio said they were hoping for maybe 50 to 60 vintage cars for the event last May, but ended up with 102. Further, they ran out of food on two occasions because so many people attended.
"It was a huge hit," he noted, adding they're trying to start it sooner to try to get some more businesses interesting in sponsoring their event.
Further, the event raised some $900 from concession sales for the Mexico Firemen's Relief Association, which is working to help the Mexico Fire Department buy a six-wheel all-terrain vehicle for remote rescues.
Selectmen agreed that the car show is a good boost for local business and allows people to come to look at cars from all around the state.
Selectman Reggie Arsenault told Anastasio he should talk with people at the Family Dollar store and other local businesses to make sure the barricade doesn't interfere with them.
The plan is for the cruise-in to take place every year on the fourth Thursday in May. Anastasio said the rain date for the next event will be May 31.