DANSVILLE — Back by popular demand the Dansville First Friday Cruise Night was a huge success.
On Aug. 3 part of downtown was filled with modern and classic cars from all over Western New York. The cars came from Dansville, Angelica, Mount Morris, Geneseo, Springwater, Perry, Wayland, Attica, Warsaw, Castile, Conesus, Scottsburg, Groveland, and South Dansville.
Heidi Bugman, promotions and marketing member, said that the First Friday Cruise Night had such a strong demand after last year’s kickoff.
“Everyone loves these cruise nights,” she said. “We are going to have another one for Octoberfest. We are going to need more room, because there is going to be a huge turnout.”
There were vendors, door prizes, and Battle Street Brewery gave every driver, and a friend a free pint of beer.
Julee Acomb, Battle Street Brewery event planner said that the family business wants to be participants in these events.
“We want whoever participated in this event to cruise down, and have a beer on us,” she said. “We are part of the Dansville Chamber, and we want to be part of these First Friday events.”
Acomb added this is a wonderful community, and they are proud to be part of it.
Sue DeMuth, Dogwood Trading Company owner, said that the weather was perfect for the event this year.
“This event brings out people from all ages,” she said. “This and Farm Days are huge for the community. This event crosses all the generations.”
Glen Haven Farms owner,Kylie Smith, brought her fresh produce and maple syrup down to the event.
“Everything is picked the same day we sell it,” she said. “We want to get awareness out there about fresh food in the area.”
The Farmette owner,Kate Morrison, brought some fresh Quail eggs to sell at the event.
“Our business is doing really well, and we have a restaurant in Arkport that is using our fresh farm chickens,” she said. “A lot of people are choosing to support local now.”
Jim Love of Groveland brought his 50’ Chevy Hearse to First Friday Cruise Night.
“This is a three year project for me,” he said. “I got it because it is the same age as me.”
Two girls in Dansville out of Wild Spirit Creations did beautiful artwork of race cars, a wolf howling at the moon, graveyard of loved ones, and race til you die.
Love plans on having this be his hearse for his funeral someday, and wanting everyone to remember a life well lived.
“I used to race for many years,” he said. “The Boneyard here got me started on my first race car. I have had several over the years. I took my racing engine and put it in the hearse.”
Love put a lot of pride into restoring the 50’ Chevy Hearse.