Maybe the largest event going on this weekend is the Central Alabama Rodders Society’s yearly Cruise in on the Square planned for Saturday in downtown Jasper.
The event kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday with a special concert on the square by The Elijah Butler Band, a Birmingham-based group that plays a blend of blues, rock and country. Members of CARS will gather about 30 minutes before the concert to bring in just a few of the vehicles participating in Saturday’s car show.
The car show, which will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., is sponsored by CARS and Manchester Auto Parts. It’s the sixth year that CARS has hosted the ‘Cruise in on the Square’ on the third Saturday in October.
Last year, more than 320 vehicles were registered to participate in the car show. There’s also expected to be a number of antique tractors on hand. This year, organizers of the event say they’re expecting more than 400 vehicles from across the southeast to participate. And best of all, it’s all free.
Also on Saturday, the Curry High School marching band will host its 16th annual Curry High Marching Classic, and 15 high school bands from across north Alabama are slated to compete, including bands from Walker, Parrish, Oakman and Carbon Hill high schools.
The admission is just $5, and all proceeds from the competition go to the band program at Curry High School.
I guarantee you won’t regret going to this and seeing all the hard work these kids put into putting on a good show.
On Saturday night, Bare Bones Cargo in downtown Jasper will host a benefit beginning at 6 p.m. to raise awareness for women battling breast cancer. Tickets are $10, or just $5 if you donate an item that could be used by a woman who’s fighting breast cancer.
Local singer Shelbie Z., a contestant on this year’s NBC series “The Voice,” is set to perform during the event.
You can’t go wrong attending any of these events.
Ron Harris is the managing editor of the Daily Mountain Eagle. He can be reached at (205) 221-2840 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.