Lakeview’s 8th Annual Occupy E Street took place this weekend on Saturday, July 20.
The festivities began at 10 a.m., with Comm. Dave Swart and Chaplain George Middleton of the VFW Layne Clifton Post 4070 conducting the flag ceremony. The veterans began the walk from the south end of E Street, to the DJ booth on the streets intersection with 1st Street. After the playing of the National Anthem, the celebration began.
With the thick smell of burgers and hot dogs, the blaring of 60s and 70s Top Hits, and chatter from people, E Street filled up quickly.
Les Schwab Tire Center had their own set up too, featuring sets of tires lined across the street.
WINNERS OF THE CAR SHOW
One of the highlights of the afternoon was the car show. Featuring classics, trucks and more, people were eager to show off their prized possessions.
With the cars, there were several prizes given out.
In the 1941-1950 stock class, first place went to Stace Andrew with his 1950 Pontiac Silverstreak. Jim Hayes’ 1956 Chevrolet Blair was first place in the 1951-1960 division, with Jerry Walter’s 1957 Ford Fairlane 500. Glen Lawrence and Dale Case were first and second place for their 1968 Ford Mustang and 1969 Chevy Chevelle. In the 1971-1980 class, Jerry Stewart’s 1979 Chevy Camero Z28 T-Top was first place with Jim Harkless’s 1971 Chevy El Camino in second place. In the 1981-2019 class, Lonnie Foster’s 2013 Dodge Challenger took first, followed by Tim Sullivan’s 2018 Dodge Challenger.
Moving forward to the 1920-1930 Mod class, Ken and Blanca Vanhousen’s 1923 Ford Track T was a first place winner. In the 1931-1940 class, Debi Lightle took first with her 1933 Ford Coupe, while Randy Souders was second with his 1934 Ford Cab. Josh Woolery’s 1949 Chevy Fleetline was a first place winner in the 1941-1950 class, while Phil Damo was second with a 1950 GMC Panel van. In the 1951-1960 class, Doug and Gloria Story took first with their 1955 Chevy Gasser, followed by Orvil Jones in second place with his 1957 Chevy 210 2 door. Walter Vander Heyden’s 1967 Plymouth Belvidere took first place in the 1961-1970 class, with Buck Ferguson’s 1965 Pontiac GTO in second place. Dustin Kaiser entered a 1971 Volkswagon Bus and won first place in the 1971-1980 class, while Alaric Crandell’s 1988 Jeep Wrangler was first place in the 1981-present class.
In the trucks division, Kelly Peile’s 1946 Chevy truck and Jamie Horlacher’s 1938 Ford Pick-up were first and second in the 50 and older stock class. In the the 51 and newer class, Dave and Judy Coonse’s 1968 Chevy C-10 pick-up and Ryan Johnson’s 1972 Chevy K10 Pickup were first and second in the stock class.
In the 50 and older mod class, Jim and Judy Davis took first place with their 1947 Ford Ambulance. In the 51 and newer class, Ken and Blanca Vanhousen’s 1969 GMC Pickup was a first place winner, followed by Mike Yates in second place with his 1964 Chevy C-10 Pickup.
In the 4x4, Kyle Byers 1969 GMC SWB took first, followed by Alaric Crandell’s 1951 Willies Jeep.
There were two convertibles entered; Dick Maxwell and Joyce Mobley’s 1956 Ford T-Bird took first place, while Bo Gordon’s 1970 Pntiac Catilina was second place.
Manuel Alves took first place with his 2005 Harley Chopper, while Kelley McLain was second with a 1966 Harley Davidson M50.
The Peoples Choice Award went to Kelley McLain for the 1931 Chevrolet Coupe, who also won the Veteran’s Award.
Longest distance award went to George Curry who traveled 791 miles from Lake Havasou.
Tom Lightle’s 1950 Chevy Belair took home first place in the Rad Rods class, while Kelley McLain was a second place finisher with her 1931 Chevrolet Coupe.
All the winners received bragging rights and a trophy for their efforts.
Snow cones were aplenty with 4H clubs coming out and selling and had fans to help people cool off on a warm Saturday. Sheila Holloway was serving ice cream.
The car show was a huge hit with cars such as a 1938 Ford truck, to convertibles and more lining E and First streets.
A few blocks over on South F Street, Lakeview’s Alger Theater hosted a showing of “Majestic Theater” on Friday, July 19 while The Village hosted Bingo and a BBQ the same night.
E Street was jam-packed with vendors, lining both the street itself and the sidewalks with local retailers such as; Warner Valley Mercantile, Saturday Market, Rupert Rez flutes, Dolly Parton Imagination Library and many more.
All of the proceeds from Occupy E Street will go back to revitalizing and building up Lakeview’s downtown aspect.