Heat on the Street is this weekend in Elma


ELMA — Last year’s sunny Heat on the Street drew 258 car show entries and thousands of people. Debbie Adolphsen of the Elma Chamber of Commerce is hoping for a similar result and just as pleasant weather. The show features shiny cars and a splendid display of motorcycles with area businesses spilling out to the curbside to serve car show enthusiasts.

Last year’s event saw tents popped up to make shade and tables brought out for patrons to eat right beside the cars. Vendors will be available offering jewelry, crafts, T-Shirts and food. And the car show is accompanied by live music along with special entertainment spotlights. The first 250 pre-registered receive a T-Shirt, dash plaque, racing ticket for Grays Harbor Raceway, a raffle ticket and more. Call (360) 482-3055 or look at www.elmachamber.org for more information.

A “Poker Run” will start at 5 p.m., Friday night and run to 6:30 p.m. The cruise in is slated for between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., Friday with the show and shine slated for Saturday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Vendors line up on 3rd Street with the registration located right on W. Main Street and 3rd Street. There will also be a crafter’s corner, a church bake sale and pancake breakfast on Saturday.

Registration is $10 for each vehicle with proceeds going to support the Elma Visitor Information Center. Adolphsen notes that the Poker Run is included with car registration fee and they have to be registered to participate.

Big prizes are: an overnight stay at Guesthouse Inn at Seaside, Ore.; $75 for second place; $25 for third place.