Rock Around the Block in Mt. Pleasant on Saturday
Downtown Mt. Pleasant will be taken back in time to the 1950s on Saturday when the first Rock Around the Block antique car cruise will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Main Street.
It will be hosted by Hayden's Pharmacy.
Antique and classic cars are welcomed, and there is no fee. Parking on Main Street will be free for all show cars.
The antique and classic car lineup will start at 3 p.m. on Main Street, with overflow to the side streets if necessary. Parking will be on a first-come first-served basis, and meters will be reserved for show cars.
But the event will be more than just antique cars.
The car cruise will coincide with a formal ribbon-cutting for the new pharmacy in town at 5:30 p.m.
The evening will include 10-cent hot dogs, 5-cent sodas, a yo-yo competition and a DJ. A“shake, rattle and roll” classic car town ride will begin at 7 p.m.
A 50-inch, flat screen television will be featured in a Chinese auction, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. All raffle items will be in the main foyer of the new Hayden's Pharmacy building at 535 W. Main St.
Ed Christofano, owner of Hayden's Pharmacy, said the idea behind the car cruise was to come up with a community event to celebrate all the businesses in Mt. Pleasant.
“I was looking for an event to hold on Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, that would accomplish two goals,” he said.
The first was a family fun night — a throwback to the days when families would venture into town and stop at local shops for a soda, ice cream or dinner while enjoying the atmosphere on a Saturday night.
“Secondly, I wanted it to be an event that we at Hayden's Pharmacy, along with all the businesses, can celebrate our businesses and how we service the community,” Christofano said. “This event accomplishes both of those ideas, and I want this to be not just the official opening of Hayden's Pharmacy Mt. Pleasant but a true celebration of all the businesses located on Main Street in Mt. Pleasant.”
Christofano is hoping the businesses will get involved by donating a raffle basket.
“I think it's going to be a good time,” Christofano said.
Borough council is on board with the idea.
Council agreed to close St. Claire Extension, the alley between the pharmacy and the bike shop, where the hot dogs will be served.
Council President Joe Bauer said it sounded like it would be a good time.
“Every new idea and event is challenging to get off the ground, but the borough has been fantastic to work with,” Christofano said. “They're excited to see a community-oriented event that people can take part in.”
Donations and proceeds from the event will be matched by the Christofano family and Hayden's Pharmacy Associates and will be donated to the 2014 Mt. Pleasant fireworks.
“We as a company truly believe in supporting the community in which we serve,” Christofano said. “We are excited about this event on Saturday night and we want to see this continue on an annual basis. For me, personally being able to bring my family into town for this event and a night of family fun, Mt. Pleasant is a perfect town to hold this event.”
Rachel Basinger is a contributing writer.
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