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Car show comes to Broadway on Friday

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The June edition of Broadway Nights, the monthly downtown Monett event, will feature a car and bike show, a mechanical bull, live entertainment and special shopping opportunities this Friday.

The special attraction will be a car show featuring 100 to 200 cars and up to 100 motorcycles. Word of the event has been circulating at regional shows for the past six weeks.

Shaun Bennett, one of the Broadway Nights organizers, said the north side of Broadway between Third and Fourth streets will be set up for the bikers. Cars will be placed in public parking lots and on the street along the downtown district.

The Monett Police Department's 1951 patrol car and the Monett Fire Department's 1940 vintage fire truck will also be on display.

The car and bike show is set up for exhibitors only and not for vendors. Several informational booths will be set up, including the Barry County Health Department and Bikers Against Child Abuse. Prime Cut will have a concession stand set up for food.

A special feature added for the evening will be a mechanical bull, set up for rides on Fourth Street, courtesy of Bruner's Pharmacy. Rides will be free. Jenny Schulz from Connie's Photography will have an instant photo service set up for interested riders.

Both coffee houses will have live entertainment and special dining treats available. The First Baptist Church's Praise Band will perform at Denali's. Brian Lindell will sing and perform a wide range of songs on acoustic guitar and harmonica at Mocha Jo's, offering both indoor and outdoor sets.

Mocha Jo's will introduce a new frozen drink, the "Hot Rod," just for the evening. Denali Dreams will unveil "the Grizzly," a new 10-scoop ice cream sundae. The first person to eat an entire "Grizzly" in 30 minutes will get it free, said Bennett. Others who finish the treat will be offered a photo on the Wall of Fame.

Many stores will be open until at least 8 p.m. for the occasion, including the newest downtown business, Blessed Home Furnishings at 110 W. Broadway. Special shopping opportunities and sales at participating merchants. The Monett Museum will have a book signing with former Monett High School coach Charles Ramsey and special sales on history-related items.

Plans for future Broadway Nights, continuing on the second Friday of the month, include street performers in July, a street dance in August and a crafts fair in September.

For more information on Broadway Nights, call Bennett at 417-772-7092.

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