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From left, Priceville Mayor Melvin Duran and Councilmen Wayne Dunkin and Tommy Perry with their wheels at Veterans Park in Priceville. They will bring their cars to the 11th Annual Cruise-In on Aug. 18.
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From left, Priceville Mayor Melvin Duran and Councilmen Wayne Dunkin and Tommy Perry with their wheels at Veterans Park in Priceville. They will bring their cars to the 11th Annual Cruise-In on Aug. 18.

Cruise in at Priceville for cars, music and fun

By Ronnie Thomas
rthomas@decaturdaily.com 340-2438

PRICEVILLE — If you're into cars and music, and food, fun and games, Priceville's 11th Annual Cruise-In on Aug. 18 at Veterans Park is the place to be.

The gates open at 3 p.m. for the start of vehicle registration. There is a $5 entry fee.

The show, jointly sponsored by the town and the Priceville Parks and Recreation Board, gets under way at 6 p.m. with music by Natchez Trace. The band will perform throughout the evening until hoods close and dancing stops at 10 p.m.

Mayor Melvin Duran will lead Councilmen Wayne Dunkin and Tommy Perry onto the field in their shiny, spruced up wheels.

Duran drives a 1965 Chevelle Malibu SS he has pampered for about a decade. The councilmen sport vintage 1967 models, Dunkin a Dodge Polara 500 and Perry a Camaro RS/SS, which features hideaway headlights.

Dunkin has prized his Polara since he bought it from the original owner in 1992. Perry began pumping the throttle on his Camaro six years ago.

Town Clerk Kelly Dean stressed that while the show will spotlight antique cars and tractors, all vehicles, including motorcycles, of all makes and models are welcome.

"We have a lot of young people who want to display their newer models, and we welcome everyone," she said. "We'll separate them on the field."

Dean said more than 300 vehicles lined up last year and more than 900 people attended. She said the first 325 vehicles to register will receive a dash plate.

"We will have T-shirts available for $10 and $12, and there will be door prizes, food vendors and a kiddie play area," she said.

For more information and vendor booth registration, call 355-5467.

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