Classic cars ready to roll at Hooker Car Show PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 30 August 2013 11:06

By ROBERT PIERCE

• Leader & Times

More than $10,000 will be awarded in cash and prizes, and more than 250 cars will be on display Saturday, Sept. 7, at the annual Hooker Car Show.

Classic and new automobiles will be showcased at this “fun event perfect for families.” A food court boasting a variety of snack options and several vendors selling unique car-related merchandise.

This year’s event is much more than just a car show, as it includes the PEO 5K Streetwalk and Run. Race check in will begin at 7 a.m. at the Hooker Fire Station at 112 S. Broadway.

Runners will start and finish the race at the fire station. Pre-registration of $25 includes a T-shirt and breakfast, and race day registration is $35.

Registration forms can be found online at www.peo5k.weebly.com/ and returned to P.O. Box 851, Hooker, OK 73945. All proceeds from the run help sponsor scholarships for local students.

The morning of the car show will also feature the third annual Harley Michele Poker Run. Registration for this begins at 8 a.m. at 121 E. Hwy. 54 in Hooker.

The first bike will go out at 10 a.m., with the last bike out at 11 a.m. Maps are available at the check-in, and cars are welcome as well.

Door prizes, music and food will be part of the fun as well. Drawings will take place for poker hands and the farthest rider.

Registration is $25 for singles and $35 for couples, and extra hands are $10. There will be an after party at Trademark Construction. Proceeds will go to the Hooker EMS and a local child with medical needs. For more information, call 580-651-2611.

The Thrifty Flea will likewise have its grand opening from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store is located at 225 E. Gladyas in Hooker. The two story brick building is the oldest and only to survive the fire of 1907.

The store features new, used, handmade and antique items.

“If we don’t have it, we’ll find it,” said the store’s Facebook page.

The grand opening includes door prizes, specials and “fun, fun, fun.”

“We will have great products at low prices and as you enter our door, you’ll feel as if you walked back in time,” a post on the Facebook page read. “Come enjoy, laugh, learn about the history of the building, and walk out with a unique item at a great price.”

The Hooker Car Show will also feature shuttle rides.

“If you are unable to walk into or through the car show, park near the bus barn and someone will pick you up and take you into the show,” said Hooker Car Show’s Facebook page. “You can tour the whole show, stop off at the food court, or stop off at friends. When you are ready to return to your car, flag down one of the carts.”

Shuttle rides will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 7.

On Friday, Sept. 6, members of the Hooker High School class of 1993 will host their 20-year reunion starting with a dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pizza on Broadway.

“We will be able to catch up, visit, look at yearbooks, and laugh at the good ole days,” said reunion coordinator Wendy Keith in a Facebook post. “Our children will get to play, and they’ll stay busy trying to find our names on the wall. Our names are there, but there are approximately 15 years worth of names signed on top of them. It will be like a giant game of Where’s Waldo.”

Saturday’s festivities end after dark with the RBC Band of Liberal playing downtown on Gladyas Avenue.

Keith said the car show is “the one day of the year when Hooker turns into a big city, and you will stand in awe of the amount of cars, bikes and people enjoying our beautiful hometown.”

Keith said Saturday evening, downtown will still be buzzing with live music and drink, so she did not plan a dinner.

“We have a great time just sipping on our favorite beverages and relaxing (usually for the first time all day) and enjoying our little town and its big celebration,” she said.

Those wanting to attend the class reunion are asked to text Keith with the number attending at 580-206-1899.

“I hope to see you all soon,” she said.

 
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