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Garrettsville – You know summer’s on its way when the first Car Cruise of the season overtakes Main Street in downtown Garrettsville. It’s also a message of confidence… that the relentless rainshowers of springtime will make way for the sunny skies of summer. There’s a car cruise for every month of summer, complete with live music, trophies and prizes.Sponsored by the Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Cruisin’ Calendar kicks off on Saturday, May 28, from 5-8 p.m. with a Cruise on Main Street (State Route 82), featuring Switch Band. Bring your lawn chairs, relax and enjoy the music while admiring historic vehicles, muscle cars and other automotive eye candy. (Rain date May 29.)Next month’s event will be Saturday, June 25 from 5-8 p.m.  – rain or shine. Cruise Night in Garfield Plaza (SR 82, west of SR 88 Dairy Queen parking lot with extra parking beside Domino’s Pizza) will feature live entertainment by Dennis Chandler. This will be in conjunction with SummerFest on Main Street, complete with fireworks at dark. So bring your lawn chairs and plan to spend a carefree day (and night) on the town.Cruise on Main Street returns on Saturday, July 16 (rain date July 17) from 5-8 p.m.  with the Boys are Back Band. Then there’s a venue change August 13 (rain date August 14), with Cruise Night at the Fire Station, from 5-8 p.m. on Elm Street, west of SR 88 off SR 82). Dennis Chandler returns for the live entertainment. This final Cruise Night of the season celebrates the harvest with the annual Peach Social. Bring your lawn chair and join in for peach pie, peach ice cream sundaes or a simple bowl of fresh-picked sliced peaches.Trophies are awarded following each car cruise, for Best GM, Best Ford, Best Other, Best Mopar, Best Custom, Best Truck and Best of Show. The top 50 receive dash plaques, compliments of Rick Patrick’s Auto Sales & Service. There’s also a nightly 50/50 drawing and for cash prizes and merchandise. All events are alcohol-free and family-friendly.Cruise nights are sponsored by the Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce, backed by nearly 30 local businesses. See www.garrettsvillearea.com for more regarding the Chamber. For more information on the car cruises, contact Rick Patrick at (330) 527-2682 or patricks@apk.net.

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