GRAVETTE – The Gravette Historical Museum will sponsor the Gravette Day 2021 car, truck and bike show today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the former property of the bus barn on the corner of Fourth Avenue SE and Charlotte Street SE
Registration begins at 11 a.m.
Rather than the usual registration fee, this year’s participants will be invited to donate to Bright Futures Gravette. The Bright Futures Gravette organization, which caters to many of the needs of students in Gravette, hopes to eventually be able to provide the necessary school supplies to all students in the Gravette school district.
There will be five classes to participate, and trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place in each class. Trophies will also be awarded for Best of Show and Kids Choice, and a special museum trophy will be awarded to the oldest vehicle registered at the show.
The registration will be judged at 2 p.m. and the trophies will be awarded at 2:30 p.m.
Those interested in attending the show should contact the show organizers, Chris and Tina Crose, at 479-787-0510, for more information.
“We had 80 admissions on our last show, and we’re hoping to have even more this year,” Tina said. The last show was in 2019. There was no show in 2020 due to covid restrictions.
Crose said a barbecue food truck and tea vendor will be set up on the grounds where car show attendees and guests can purchase food if they wish.
In addition to sponsoring the auto show, members of the museum commission will meet and serve refreshments in the community building (the former home economy building) just east of the show grounds. Gravette Day visitors are welcome to come in, visit with others, and sample cookies, crisps and bottled water from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. .
The museum and annex will be open for tours during the opening hours of the auto show, and museum commissioner Al Blair will lead the museum’s model trains in the annex building.
Westside Eagle Observer / SUSAN HOLLAND This young man laughs with pleasure as he shows his award for the most distant participant of the 2019 Gravette Day auto show. The 11-year-old, from central Missouri, was in town to visit his grandparents and brought his Farmall tractor for display.