Lyman Car Show rolls into town

By Nancy Trythall

The streets of Lyman will be decorated with cars during its 9th Annual Car Show July 11, with all proceeds going to support the Lyman Park and Cemetery.

This event began with Lyman citizens Gary and Karen Griffith, who started the car show with their friends to help raise money for the park and cemetery. When Gary passed away in 2002, his friends continued the show in Gary’s memory.

Over the years, the car show has grown and gone through a few positive changes. Last year it hosted 125 cars, the town’s largest show ever, with cars from as far away as Yakima.

With Lyman turning 100 this year, some birthday elements will be tied into the car show this year, with a formal centennial celebration coming in late summer. The car show will include 20 craft and activities booths, a coloring contest and grab bags for kids, great food, music by WhiteKnight Entertainment, a general raffle, a silent auction, and a separate raffle for a special prize: a Craftsman five-drawer tool box.

Northwest Heli Pics will take aerial photos of the town and the cars. Sedro-Woolley Police Chief Doug Woods will be the guest speaker, delivering a speech on the history of the town. Professional essay writing service is good solution for plagiarism free custom essays.

Of particular note is the effort the City of Sedro-Woolley is making to recognize Lyman’s birthday and car show. Lyman residents Roberta and Ray Milton (Ray is an employee of the City of Sedro-Woolley; Roberta is our postmaster) had suggested a flag pole donation. Sedro-Woolley Mayor Mike Anderson jumped at the idea. “I’m really happy that Roberta suggested [the flag pole donation]; it’s the perfect thing,” said Lyman Mayor Debra Heinzman.

A flag-raising ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on the day of the car show, with Mayor Heinzman officiating. Look for a special guest there: Eleanor Minkler Atkin of Acme, 92, who is a direct descendant of the Minklers, who owned the Minkler mansion. “I think it will put a big spotlight and top off a happy day for the car show and our 100th birthday celebration,” said Heinzman.

For booth rental and pricing information, contact:
Nancy Trythall:        360.855.1280
Karen Griffith:          360.826.3315
Sonja Haigh:           360.826.4906

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