Thomaston:  Main Street Summer Cruise and Car Show Fundraiser Slated

The Thomaston Car Show, featuring more than 500 cars, will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, September 8 in the center of Thomaston.

THOMASTON — This year’s Thomaston Car Show is set for 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, September 8 in the center of Thomaston. The Thomaston Car Show, or the Main Street Summer Cruise, began in the early 1990s by late Thomaston Police Officer, Terry Hawley. The event was created to raise funds to support the Thomaston Police Explorer program and continues in memory of Officer Hawley. 

The show has occurred on the second Sunday in September since it began and has grown into one of the largest events of its kind, featuring more than 500 cars.

The event is now the primary source of funding for the Thomaston Police Explorers and raises money through sponsorships and event merchandise. 

The show will have a food court serving various types of food prepared primarily by local nonprofit groups and churches.

“We can’t thank the people and businesses in the community enough for their support,” said Jud Reed, organizer of the Thomaston Car Show. “Our sponsors step up year after year to provide the financial support that has allowed us to cover the cost of putting on the show as well as to cover the expenses related to the Police Explorer program.”

Admission is free.

Those seeking additional information may call Jud Reed at 860-283-5264.

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