Antique Cars, Tractors and Ice Cream Booths Fill Downtown Paris
Paris, TN – The 8th Annual Ice Cream Social & Antique Car Show will fill historic downtown Paris on the last Saturday in July, July 29th, from 4:00 – 6:30 pm. Sponsored by the Downtown Paris Association (DPA), the event benefits the Paris Henry County Arts Council and the Downtown Paris Association.
“This has become an end-of-summer tradition that folks of all ages look forward to,” said DPA Executive Director Kathy Ray. “Everyone with an event wristband can enjoy free ice cream from each booth, kids’ bouncers, giant slides, and crazy contests; it’s definitely the coolest fundraiser around, no pun intended.” Wristbands are available for a minimum donation of $10 for adults or $5 for children 12 and under. They can be purchased from the DPA, the Arts Council, ice cream booth partners, and at the event.
The Antique Car Show brings vehicles in from four states and there will be 80 to 90 classic cars, according to Chairperson Vicky Muzzall. Registration is a minimum donation of $10 which includes an event wristband. “Votes (25 cent donations) are tallied throughout the event,” said Muzzall. “At 6:30 pm the car with the most votes will win the Peoples’ Choice Award Trophy.
The Antique Tractor Show is new to the event this year. Registration process is the same as the Car Show. There will also be a Peoples’ Choice Award Trophy presented based on votes and all proceeds go to the beneficiaries.
Also, for a donation of $5, you can get in some fun contests!
• 4:30 PM Kids Ice Cream Eating Contest
• 5:00 PM Adults Ice Cream Eating Contest
• 5:30 PM Kids Frozen T-Shirt Contest
• 6:00 PM Adults Frozen T-Shirt Contest
The DPA is always looking for sponsors to be a part of this great fund raising event. If you are interested in being a sponsor of this fun event, contact the Downtown Paris Association at 653- PARIS (7274), email Kathy Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org or go online at www.VisitDowntownParis.com.
The mission of the Downtown Paris Association is to promote prosperous business activity and community involvement while encouraging preservation of the downtown area. Log on www.VisitDowntownParis.com.