Pemberville hosts first Cruisin’ Night of ’09

PEMBERVILLE – Downtown Pemberville was jammed with classic vehicles of all makes and colors Thursday
night for the first of its four Cruisin’ Nights this summer.
More than 150 vehicles lined Front Street from the police station on the east to the library on the west.
Vehicles were also parked on Water and Cedar streets and in a portion of the parking lot of Bethlehem
Lutheran Church.
Though it was cool and breezy, a bright evening sun under a nearly cloudless sky offered hints of the
summer evenings ahead.
Vehicles ranged from early Ford trucks to at least as new as a 2007 Chevy HHR, which was parked next to a
Model A Ford.
A 1970 Pontaic Trans Am was decked out in primer paint, with the owner proud to share the work in
progress.Some vehicles had signs indicating little or no restoration work had been needed to be
show-worthy.
Several vehicles sported "For Sale" signs, some suggesting a price, others offering a phone
number. A 1931 Ford Model A was being offered for $14,000 and a tiny o.b.o. underneath meaning "or
best offer."
The Pemberville Independent Merchants Association will also sponsor shows July 9, Aug. 6 and Sept. 3 with
registration starting at 4:30 p.m. and the show open from 5 to 8 p.m.
Photo captions: Scenes from Thursday night’s show in Pemberville. Aaron Carpenter/Sentinel-Tribune