Last chance to catch a Cruise-In is Saturday
by Special to the Banner
Oct 26, 2012 | 1537 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The final MainStreet Cruise-In of the 2012 season will be held Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m. in downtown Cleveland. The season finale features gospel music with five groups performing on the Bradley Courthouse Plaza event stage.

At 4 p.m., Trinity Trio will take to the stage as the first of five gospel groups for the evening’s program. Kathy Smith of The Seekers coordinated the gospel portion of the program and The Seekers provided and set up the sound equipment for all of the performances.

Following Trinity Trio, enjoy performances by Heartstrings, The Seekers, Stronger For It, and new to the stage this year is Mercy’s Call.

Two community service programs will be featured at the Cruise-In with Dixie Day Spay accepting donations for animals such as such as food, bedding, bowls, and kitty litter. Dogs looking for forever homes will also be available for adoption.

DiaperLove of Bradley County will be accepting donation of diapers. It was launched by Cleveland businesswoman Brenda Lawson, to help out with a great need in our community. Diapers are distributed through The Caring Place of Cleveland.

Organizers say diapers distributed are not a handout, but a hand "up" to lift someone up during a difficult time, helping out when it is time to do so.

“The Cruise-In has a big economic impact on our community. It is amazing how many out-of-state cars travel to Cleveland for this event,” said Sharon Marr, MainStreet Cleveland executive director. “These visitors are spending money in our hotels, restaurants, and shops. We congratulate the MainStreet Cruisers for 11 years of success with this event. Thank you to the Cruisers’ volunteers who invest many hours to make this event so successful, from the blocking of streets and directing traffic to trash cleanup the following morning,”

The Cruise-In is a free family event for both participants and spectators. Enjoy strolling the downtown streets and visiting local shops and restaurants. Food vendors add to the atmosphere with barbecue, kettle corn, fried apple pies, and more.

For general information, call the MainStreet office at 479-1000 or visit the website at