Show 'n Shine
Despite the bumps of hail and rain falling onto the crowd formed in the middle of 20th Street, almost no one moved. Some sought shelter under the roofs of nearby businesses and the more prepared simply took out their umbrellas. It was the end of the day Saturday, the wind-down to the show and people waited to hear who would win. “Car people are tough,” said committee chair Grant Svendson of the weather that stayed at bay for most of the show, but poured down around 2 o’clock. “People were starting to leave, but most of them stuck with us,” he said. Twenty-nine business-sponsored awards were handed out as well as the Mayor’s Choice award and Long Distance Award. The show drew 150 entrants this year from all over the area. The furthest came from Kelowna, B.C. “It was a really good day, there were awesome crowds … the streets were just filled with people,” he said of the event that closed 20th Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Entrance was by donation to the Mountain View Food bank and $1,246 was raised in cash as well as a truckload of food.