Friday, June 18, 2010

Car show in Bolivar Sept. 11

The 2010 Polk County Picnic Car Show is Saturday, Sept. 11, in downtown Bolivar. The Downtown Bolivar Association is organizing the car show in conjunction with the 10th annual Polk County Picnic.

Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon, with awards presented at 3 p.m. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 entries, as well as door prizes and goody bags.

Entry fee is $15 in one of 19 classes: Antiques up to ’48, stock/restored ’63-’90, muscle car (factory), G.M. ’59-’90, Ford ’58-’90, Mopar ’58-’90, all makes ’56, 56 and ’57, street rods up to ’48, T-buckets, convertibles, custom/lead sleds, special interest, mini-truck, low rider, stock truck, custom truck, under construction, rat rod and motorcycles.

The show will be in the parking lot north of the Bolivar Post Office between Main Avenue and Springfield Avenue. Entrance will be allowed only on Main Avenue to avoid traffic backups on Springfield Avenue.

Proof of insurance will be required at registration.

For more information, call David Gray at (417) 839-1932 or Susan Sparks at (417) 770-1989 or send e-mail to

In addition to the Sept. 11 car show, an online People's Choice Car Contest begins Sept. 10 at, the Web site of the Bolivar Herald-Free Press.

Polk County Picnic

The car show is being held in conjunction with the 10th annual Polk County Picnic, a downtown festival sponsored by the Bolivar Community Betterment Association. The event will begin with a breakfast for alumni of Polk County’s rural schools in the community rooms at Citizens Memorial Hospital. The rest of the day’s events will be on the square and will include the annual Bolivar Area Chamber of Commerce auction, free rides for the kids and live performances throughout the day.

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