Holly — Classic car enthusiasts, couples, groups of friends and families converged on downtown Holly on Wednesday, June 9 to take in the sights of the first Wednesday night car shows.

 This family friendly event on a warm summer-like evening attracted hundreds of people who checked out the cars parked along the streets around S. Saginaw Street and adjacent roads. Battle Alley is now set up as an official social district so no vehicle traffic is allowed there.

 Guests were able to enjoy dinner at several of the downtown eateries, catching up with old friends, ice cream at Ziggy’s and more. There were many smiles visible as many were once again taking part in activities after most everything was canceled last year due to COVID.

 Car shows will continue every Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., weather permitting, through October.

 Bob Allsop, organizer of the car show, said “It went awesome.” He said after coping with COVID for the past year-and-a-half, he wasn’t sure what to expect for attendance. He said the car show had approximately 150 classic cars, which was great for the first night.

 He gives much credit to the Holly businesses that support the car show and Holly Village Manager Jerry Walker for all his assistance. “It was a good car show,” Allsop said.

 Allsop wanted to recognize Cassandra Rae for the nice job she did with being the DJ.

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