Start your engines and get ready to join Martinsburg Area Community Betterment for the 14th annual Cruise Night and Car Show!
Community Betterment will have music, food, and fun for all ages. Attending the event is free and open to the public. Proceeds from the car show entry fee supports upkeep of the Martinsburg Community Room/Branch Library as well as various other community undertakings.
If you have a car, truck, or bike you’d like to enter, the Betterment Council would love to have you participate. Simply check in and register at 3-7 p.m. on Friday, April 28.
There will be trophies, door prizes, and dash plaques to the first 200 entries.
Cruise Night is a “Rain or Shine event!” Overcast skies may threaten the event, but the display of chrome and horsepower must go on. Entries will be judged in categories of Best Car, Truck, Motorcycle, Antique, Race car, Street Rod, Muscle Car, Roadster, Rat Rod, and Best of Show. Awards will be announced prior to the Cruise and trophies will be presented by Miss Audrain County Debrielle Merrill.
In addition to the wide variety of automobiles, tunes, fare, and attire will be part of the “Burg experience.”
Music Express’s mobile DJ service will be playing your favorite tunes (old and new) all night long.
When you need a pit stop, concessions will be served by Community Betterment. The menu includes burgers, hot dogs, pork loin sandwiches, and fried taters. Remember your Martinsburg Cruise with an event T-shirt. Limited quantities of the shirts will be available for purchase.
With proceeds from the event, the Community Betterment organization hopes to continue their mission of “promoting good community relations in Martinsburg.” Founded in 1997, the council sponsors Cruise Night as their major fundraising effort to meet expenses related to upkeep of the Martinsburg Community Room/Branch Library building. The Community Room serves many as a meeting place used extensively by community groups, individuals, and other not-for-profit organizations. Renovations in the last year include improved interior lighting in the library area and replacement of exterior siding and trim for the entire building. Looking forward, the goals are to address a potential plumbing issue, as well as improve the interior lighting in the Community Room.
Martinsburg Area Community Betterment Council, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is grateful for the following donations/grants received for the 2016 lighting project: Ed French Charitable Foundation, Leach Foundation, and Orscheln Industries Foundation.
As for Cruisin’ in the ‘Burg on April 28, the Martinsburg Community Betterment hopes you’ll stop by to enjoy an evening of sights, sounds, and sensations. You won’t want to miss it!