Frosty Queen reviving Cruise Night in downtown Wingham

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WINGHAM – The sights and sounds of classic cars will once again fill downtown Wingham after many years of silence, with the return of the annual Frosty Queen Cruise Night.

Paige Steep, owner and manager of the downtown business, told the Wingham Advance Times that she is attempting to revive the event and hopes to see a good turnout.

The Frosty Queen Cruise Night began over 20 years ago as an evening of entertainment for locals and visitors. The event usually consists of a car show and live entertainment, but this year the organizer indicated to council in a letter they only wanted to do the car show, with the option to expand the event in the future.

Steep said if this year is a success, she hopes to revive the live entertainment portion of the event, which used to include an Elvis impersonator. Unfortunately, the entertainer that used to provide the musical attraction is no longer in the business, but Steep is hoping to find a replacement Elvis for next year.

North Huron council gave its support to the event at its Aug. 8 meeting, approving a request from Steep to close the throughway between David Street to Victoria Street East between 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18.

Foodland has also agreed to the use of their parking lot at 100 David St. The Foodland grocery store owner supports the event and did provide written permission to council.

Staff will work with the organizers to ensure that the event complies with North Huron policies. The township will provide the barricades and pylons as needed.

North Huron council also waived the $150 staff fee to close and open the throughway.

No pre-registration is required; a table will be set up at the restaurant to sign up on the day of the event.

Cory Bilyea, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Wingham Advance Times