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Morris Lions car show at new home this weekend

Move allows for a larger event with more days and cars

Cars line the field at the old location for the Morris Lions Car Show near LyondellBasell in Morris. THe new location at Grundy County Fair Grounds will allow for more cars and a new tw0-day event.
Cars line the field at the old location for the Morris Lions Car Show near LyondellBasell in Morris. THe new location at Grundy County Fair Grounds will allow for more cars and a new tw0-day event.

MORRIS – Morris Lions Fall Classic Car Show is moving to a new location this year, and it all starts Saturday and Sunday at the Grundy County Fairgrounds.

Another change involves the addition of the swap meet and the Car Corral for cars for sale. Spectator parking will be located in the lot beside TA Travel Center, with buses transporting spectators to the fairgrounds.

After many years at Lyondell-Bassell recreation area on Route 6, Morris Lions Club decided to move to the Grundy County Fairgrounds to provide more room for show cars and the possibility of moving to a two-day event.

Busing spectators to the location also will avoid pedestrian traffic on the highway, which will be a safer alternative.

The Morris Lions Club encourages everyone to come explore the swap areas and Car Corral from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for a
$5 donation. The Fall Classic Car Show with about 1,000 show cars, plus the swap meet and Car Corral will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Buses will transport spectators on both days from the TA Travel Center lot to the fairgrounds, because the parking area at the fairgrounds will be full of show cars.

Registration for show cars begins at 7 a.m. Sunday and will be open until noon for a $20 donation. Many food vendors will be there, as well.

Raffle tickets will be available for this year’s Lions Club raffle car: a 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 Clone. Habitat for Humanity will be the 50/50 beneficiary this year, and members of Habitat will be on the fairgrounds selling tickets both days of the show.

Sunday’s car and swap show will include a presentation of the colors from the Morris Color Guard with vocal tributes at noon Sunday.

The trophy awards will start with the drawing for the raffle car at
3:30 p.m., followed by the awarding of more than 100 trophies and the 50/50 drawing. Visitors are reminded that pets are not allowed on the grounds. The Morris Lions Club invites everyone to come out to the fairgrounds to enjoy the larger venue for the two-day event.

For information, call Paula Newsom at 815-931-0226.

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