Ski Club to host Olympic Car Show and Parade

LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Ski Club has announced their 26th annual Olympic Car Show and Parade will be held Sunday, Aug. 31 on the Olympic Speed Skating Oval. The Show is proudly sponsored by Ellis Chevrolet Buick Pontiac GMC located in Malone, Hoffman Auto in Lake Placid, Tri Lakes Federal Credit Union, Your Community Chartered Credit Union with offices in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, Wilkens Insurance Agency with Offices in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake and Rock 105 the Classic Rock Station. On Saturday, Aug. 30, the Olympic Car show is having a Cruise Night. From 8-9 p.m. come and cruise through Main Street and around Mirror Lake. There will be a park and meet at the Speed Skating Oval. You do not have to be registered in the show to participate in the Cruise Nite. On Sunday, Aug. 31, more than 100 car show participants will be in a parade through downtown Lake Placid at 11:45 a.m. The parade has delighted both the participants and spectators in the past. People normally line the main street and cheer at the sight of the antiques, muscle cars and street rods passing by in the parade. Included in the parade will be the local and state police as well as the Lake Placid Fire Department. The Cars are then on display from noon till 4 p.m. on the Speed skating Oval for spectator viewing & judging. The award ceremony begins at 4 p.m. and car show plaques will be given to the top twenty five cars selected by the Lake Placid Ski Club. Olympic medal awards will be given to the top three cars in each of the 49 classes as selected by judges from a committee of car show participants. Three trophies and cash awards will be given to the Best of Show as selected by the spectators and participants. There will be plenty of attractions to entertain the whole family! Again this year the show will offer everyone the chance to win cash and prizes. Parties Unlimited is supplying their case cube, DJ service and entertainment. There will be a BBQ provided by the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department as a fund raiser for their activities. Spectator admission is $3 per adult and $1 per child. This show is a major fund raiser for the Lake Placid Ski Club. The proceeds from this show is used to enhance their youth ski education programs. These programs teach the young local skiers a sport that will be with them for the rest of their lives! A few club athletes have risen through the ranks to become Olympic athletes and medal winners. For more information go to www.lakeplacidskiclub.com.

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