West Long Branch: The Annual Classic Car Show took place at Franklin Lake on Friday evening as the Jersey Jukebox Band performed to a decent sized crowd.
Mayor Janet welcomed the crowd as she introduced the quintet. She also reminded the audience that Arbor Day was upon them before she introduced the borough’s Shade Three Commission team. She recalled the history of the Arbor Day tradition begun in Nebraska back in 1872 and eventually making its way to every state in the country.
Shade Tree Committee Chairperson Ellen Whitford told of the many trees and projects that have been accomplished over the last 10 years or so, including the cherry tree planted weeks ago on the Locust Avenue corner of the Franklin Lake Park. It is all done through volunteers, she said, as she invited others in the audience to join them and fill the three remaining committee openings.
Jersey Jukebox then took the stage, beginning with, “God Bless America,” into music of the 50s through the 80s. Visit their website at: www.jerseyjukebox.com or call Rick Davis, 908-601-5034.
The car show winner was a 1957 Golden Hawk by Studebaker whose owner, George Salzmann from Oceanport, has had for 20 years. “It is all original” he said and has been to many many car shows around the country with good success.
WLB Police Chief Larry Mihlon presented Salzmann with the winning trophy. The next show for the cars is August 22 when the Motor City Revue will be doing the music. The show starts at 7:00 PM.