WAYNE – Following heavy rain and lightening in the area Saturday afternoon, the 41st annual Wayne Chicken Show had to call off their Bressler Park events but Sunday was a perfect day to check out the hot rods and classics.
Cars, trucks and motorcycles lined up both sides of 2nd Street between Main Street and Pearl Street in downtown Wayne throughout the afternoon.
McKenzie Surber is one of the event organizers on the Wayne Chicken Show Committee for the car show. She said it was great to have Sunday made for the car show.
“Last year we had a small turnout,” said Surber. “It was a lot of out of town people who didn’t realize the fairgrounds were a little muddy last year. This year since we get to be downtown again on our own day, we have a pretty good turnout and there’s a couple food vendors, so there’s always lunch to go around, too.”
The sun was out and there was a light breeze which made it an enjoyable day for the 47 entries that took over downtown Wayne.
The Crowing Motors Car show lasted until 3 p.m.
“We’ve got a nice variety of vehicles,” Surber added. “We’ve got some cars, pick-ups motorcycles, some little odd-ball vehicles that are really nice to see every so often. We accept entrants pretty late into the day still.”
All entries were free as they were also entered into free door prizes.
A people’s choice vote decided the winner as you could have picked your favorite motorcycle, car and pick-up or any combination of the three. The longest vehicle traveled to Wayne also received a price.
Surber mentioned it’s nice to be downtown.
“It’s definitely within walking distance for a lot of people who maybe don’t want to drive all the way out to the airport,” Surber mentioned. “People driving through town can see that there’s a car show going on and it’s nice to kind of do our own little thing and have a couple food vendors.”
The Wayne Chicken Show parade was able to complete their route as WSC Counseling won the best chicken related theme (Wayne America’s Chicken Vacation) receiving $100; Godfather’s won best overall chicken related with $50 and Timberlyne won the best children’s entry with $25.
The final event of the evening will conclude with “Reinvented Wheels” presented by Bressler-fest as the music group was supposed to perform Saturday at noon until the afternoon storms rolled through. Just prior to the 5 p.m. music in the park event, the ‘National Cluck-Off’ will be held on stage at Bressler Park along with the little chick cement chicken auction following the music Sunday evening. (Correction: little chick auction was held before music and ‘Over Easy Cluck-off’ after).