Township car show, cruise set for Saturday

MARQUETTE – Marquette Township will be holding its second-annual Catch the Vision Car Show and Cruise, drawing car buffs from around the area and gathering donations for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.

The car show will be Saturday in front of the Westwood Mall and the cruise will go from the mall, travel around Presque Isle Park and return.

“The event was heavily attended last year, has been copied by enthusiasts in Baraga and is expected to draw a larger crowd this year,” Marquette Township Manager Randy Girard said. “An added regional benefit is the sizable contribution that the event brings to the St. Vincent De Paul food pantry.”

The event will start at 10 a.m. with car registration at Applebee’s Restaurant. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., food donations can be dropped off at Applebee’s “Carside to Go” drive through.

Car’s will be on display in the Applebee’s parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A raffle will be held at 1:30 p.m.

Cars will assemble for the classic car cruise around Presque Isle at 2 p.m.

The procession will leave Applebee’s parking lot to Commerce Drive and then head to Wright Street. From there, the cruise will continue to Lakeshore Boulevard and around Presque Isle Park. The return route will travel Lakeshore Boulevard to Lincoln Avenue to Fair to Ontario to Werner, then back to the mall.

The cruise is scheduled to conclude at about 3 p.m.

John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206.