The 57th annual Pana Open Car Show and Swap Meet will be one of the activities going on in Pana’s Kitchell Park on Saturday, June 30.
Registration for the event is from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. There is a $10 entry fee for each vehicle which includes a participants plaque. No judging will take place as every entry is a winner.
However, there will be three awards given at the conclusion of the event. At 3:00 p.m., the “Mayor’s Choice Award” will be given by Pana Mayor Steve Sipes. It includes a $100 prize. Also, the host Pana Chamber of Commerce will award a “Chamber of Commerce Choice Award,” which includes a $50 prize. In recognition of the event’s 57th year, organizers will present a “Best ’57 Award,” which also includes a $50 prize. Entrants must be present to win those three awards.
The second annual Swap Meet for car and truck parts will be held during the show. Spaces will be available for $10 for pre-registration, or $15 on the day of the event. Greg Scribner is the Swap Meet Chairman and he may be reached at 217-413-8534 for information.
Two other activities scheduled for the day in the park. One of them is the “Kings of Kitchell Park” 4-on-4 basketball tournament. Play begins at 9:15 a.m. on the Kitchell Park basketball court.
The tournament is open to men 16 years of age and older. The entry fee is $50 per team and there will be cash pay-out for the first and second place teams.
For more information on the tournament, contact Joe Dudra, 827-3877, or Matt Kessler, 246-4242.
Saturday is also the day a new Little Miss and Mister Firecracker of Pana will be selected. The pageant begins at 10:00 a.m. Saturday on the stage of the Kitchell park Chautauqua Auditorium. Proceeds benefit the ALS Foundation. Children ages one through nine are eligible for the contest.
For more information, contact Debbie Laker, 562-2266, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
All of the activities are free and open to the public on Saturday.