3rd Annual Blue Santa Car Show busy place

Tuesday, June 25, 2024
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Saturday’s 3rd Annual Blue Santa Car Show with Christmas In The Park was at Forest Park this year.

The proceeds from the benefit support the annual Shop-With-a-Cop event for children at Christmas. Organizers believe this is the only public benefit to which residents can donate directly to Shop-With-A-Cop.

IVY JACOBS PHOTO - Event organizer Nick Beasley, along with the esteemed local law enforcement officers, including Brazil City Police Officer Greg Bass, Josh Cannon, Zach Overton, and Clay County Jail Commander Brandon Crowley, were at the heart of Saturday’s 3rd Annual Blue Santa Car Show in Forest Park, a testament to the community’s active participation and support.

Bright and early Saturday morning, cars lined up to register for the all-day event by 8 a.m. The cars stayed in the park until 4 p.m., with official registration starting at 11 a.m.

The 3rd Annual Blue Santa Car Show was a day filled with exciting activities. Attendees had the chance to participate in a silent auction, win door prizes, enjoy delicious food, try their luck in a 50/50 drawing, and groove to the music provided by a DJ. It was a fun-filled day for all car enthusiasts and community members.

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A special guest stopped by to meet the crowd and look over the vintage and state-of-the-art vehicles on display.  While admittedly on vacation, wearing a Hawaiian-style shirt and all, “The Big Guy” (AKA Micheal Butts) enjoyed the afternoon taking pictures with the young-at-heart while saying he’d be back this way in December. 

IVY JACOBS PHOTO - The Big Guy himself (AKA Micheal Butts).

Event organizers were thrilled to see the same number of cars that entered last year and were eagerly anticipating even more throughout the afternoon. At 3 p.m., the excitement was still palpable as people were bringing their vehicles to register for the show, and three officers from local law enforcement had already begun to judge the event.

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The three-member panel of judges included Brazil Police Department officers Josh Cannon, Zach Overton, and Clay County Jail Commander Brandon Crowley. Brazil Police Department Officer Greg Bass was also at the show, visiting with people.

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People were still coming to see the car show while the judging was happening.

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