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Community invited to drive back in time, relive old memories this weekend

Queen Street Cruise Committee holding 3rd Annual Queen Street Cruise and Car Show this Friday and Saturday
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The Queen Street Cruise car and bike show at Highland Ford on Friday, June 17, 2016. Donna Hopper/SooToday

The Queen Street Cruise Committee is inviting Saultites to relive old memories and make some new ones with its 3rd Annual Queen Street Cruise and Car Show this Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16.

A parade of cars will head out, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, from Maitland Ford Lincoln, proceeding to Prouse Chevrolet, Northside Toyota, Northside Mazda, A&W and Great Lakes Honda on their way to a nostalgic cruise down Queen Street.

Cars will be on display in the Essar Centre parking lot and cruising Queen all evening Friday.

While being an all ages event, the cruise aims to bring old friends together and remember good times on Queen Street, with memories of Muio’s, Suriano’s, The K of C, The Peppermint Lounge, the Boat Club and other favourite old downtown sites.

On Friday, there will be live music by Bone Yard starting at 7 p.m. at the Essar Centre and by George Pinder and Patches on the March Street Stage.

The Essar Centre lot will offer food, drinks, vendors and family fun, including face painting, a balloon artist, and a chance to get a Queen Street Cruise T-shirt for $15.

On Saturday, the Queen Street Cruise Car Show will be taking place in the Essar Centre parking lot from 9:30 a.m. to to 4 p.m. (registration 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.)

Prizes will be awarded for best Vintage, Most Unique and Best Representation of American Muscle vehicles, with food vendors lining the streets.

Made possible through the support of individuals and sponsoring groups and businesses, it is intended The Queen Street Cruise will be held every year as the ‘kickoff to summer’ event for the Sault.

Car enthusiasts from all over Canada and the U.S. are welcome to take part in the cruise.

Profits from registration will be donated to a local charity, helping support the community. More information is available online