Plans are in place for the 8th annual Occupy E Street and car show set for Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. downtown Lakeview. 

The U.S. Army Honor Guard will kick off the day’s festivities with a flag ceremony promptly at 10 a.m. They will be set up on the south end of E Street, with a football toss and basketball toss. 

Organizer Mike Beeson and Alton Bowersox estimate they handed out between 80-90 fliers and are anticipating a high turn out for the annual car show. This year’s car show will feature classic cars and cost to register will be $30. The Lake County Chamber of Commerce will open their doors at 8 a.m. on Saturday, to help register vehicles for the car show. 

There will be various activities available throughout the day including a bounce house, children’s games and the popular creeper races. For adults, there will be wine and beer tasting. LeAnn Davis and the Lake County Youth Mentor Program will have cotton candy for sale and Saturday Market will also be on hand with a variety of goods for sale. There will be a live DJ playing 50s and 60s music throughout the day. 

A lunch of hamburgers or hotdogs with  chips and a bottle water will be available for $5. 

The Alger Theater will host an American Graffiti Showing on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. as part of Occupy E Street. The cost is $5 admission. Lake County’s Desert Cruisers will have their first ever annual automotive swap meet during Occupy E Street, with registration from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. in the U.S. Bank parking Lot.

Proceeds from this year’s event will go towards the renovation of Downtown Lakeview. 

Cycle Town, The 39er Store and Tall Town Clothing & More owner Mike Beeson started the event eight years ago as a way to do something and give back to the community. 

The first two years, Beeson donated money to the hospital travel fund, the third year funds went to the town pool, year four went to Lakeview Community Partnerships and the last few years have gone back to help renovations in downtown Lakeview.

Some of the renovations on E Street include flowers, flowerpots, whiskey barrels and Christmas Trees. 

Beeson predicted that this year’s event, would be bigger than ever before with the events on tap.

For more information contact Beeson at 541-891-2536, The Lake County Chamber of Commerce at 541-947-6040 or Alton Bowersox at 541-417-0942.

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