Car show a resounding success

Perfect weather and a lot of help made for one of the most successful Autumn Leaves car shows to date.

With 236 cars registered at the event, organizer Denise Davies said the show was a huge success. Clear blue skies, dry, mild temperatures and turning leaves brought out locals looking to enjoy beautiful weather, which can make or break the event.

But Davies said it wasn’t just the conditions that made for the event being such a hit—a large network of volunteers kept everything running behind the scenes.

“We had a very good turnout of helpers and workers. It made things go a lot smoother. It was very busy, but we were able to keep things moving,” she said. In addition to members of the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce, which sponsored the event, there were also volunteers from the community.

Davies said their in-depth knowledge of cars is key for the show.

“These people do the classification. We would have a really hard time without them; they’re crucial to the show. You have to have an expertise,” she said, mentioning those who helped with parking and registration as essential as well.

Stewart’s Shops and the American Legion, who were on tap selling food, both saw big success and sold out.

“It was a very joint effort by the community to help it be as successful as it was,” Davies said. She said there was a lot of positive feedback from participants about the plaques officials gave out at the end of the show. Sheldon Slate Company provides slate for the engraved plates.

She thinks the event is a way to bring people into Granville and applauded the local effort. Though she did not yet know exactly how much money was raised from the show, she said it was one of the top three events the chamber has held.

“I think the weather is key, but we did a lot of promotion to get people to come here. It was a way for people to see what our village has to offer. It was a great day,” Davies said.

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