While you may still be suffering from a funnel cake hangover from the festival season that just ended in Letcher County, the city of Whitesburg still has at least one upcoming event guaranteed to get the whole family out of the house for an enjoyable afternoon.
On Saturday, October 16, the Kentucky State Police will host their first annual “Cruising with Cruisers” car, truck, and bike show. The event, which will bring in show vehicles from across the region as well as multiple states, is going to be held from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the old Whitesburg High School. Entry fee will be accepted in the form of do- nations, and all of the proceeds will benefit the Kentucky State Police “Shop with a Trooper” program. The annual “Shop with a Trooper” event is designed to give children who may not otherwise have a fulfilling Christmas the chance to go on a shopping spree with a Kentucky State Police trooper.
Car shows and other automotive related events have traditionally been a successful source of funding for the program here in the mountains, and it is hoped this first annual event continues that tradition for KSP Post 13.
This family friendly event will have music, a vendors’ row, food booths, and costumed Disney characters for the kids. Police cars from different departments and states will be on display as well as three Kentucky State Police historical cruisers. At the conclusion of the show, the Kentucky State police as well as other local and regional law-enforcement departments will lead a parade of show vehicles that will follow a route around Whitesburg and through downtown for spectators to enjoy.
The parade will be followed by a police-led road rally from Whitesburg to the top of Pine Mountain for a spectacular view of fall foliage and a mountain sunset. For more information about the event, contact Trooper Matt Gayheart at 606-671-1360 or check out the show’s official Facebook page at Facebook.com/KSPCruising