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Super Cruise planning picks up speed

SALEM — Salem Super Cruise planner Gene Johnson announced confirmation of a few more events for the June 10-13 schedule, including bike nights at the Eagles, car shows at Donnell and the WKBN car care show at Diehl.

“I think we’re in pretty good shape,” he said during a recent meeting with Mick Orosz, who handles concessions, and city Service/Safety Director Joe Cappuzzello.

As of right now, the intent is to prepare for the Salem Super Cruise with the hope that it’s going to happen, dependent on the governor and Ohio Department of Health.

Plans call for both a judged bike show and a bike night on Friday and a bike night on Saturday, both at the Salem Eagles club on North Ellsworth Avenue. Johnson said club members are handling all the arrangements and will take care of food and music.

Donnell Ford will again host a car show and music on both Friday and Saturday during the cruise, which Johnson said offers people a place they can cruise to besides downtown.

Diehl Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Salem will host the WKBN Car Care Show on Saturday morning.

The Antique Tractor Show will be held again Thursday night in the United Methodist Church parking lot, with the garden tractor pull planned for Saturday afternoon on South Broadway.

Johnson said the sponsor this year for the Show & Shine from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday is Falls Hauling of Salem.

He also said if the promises of ads for the brochure come through, the cruise will be paid for totally with the ad revenue.

Cappuzzello reported that all the bands are on board and “all want to come back.”

As for food, Mick Orosz said it’s too early to send the contracts out, but he’s expecting all the vendors to come back, considering how tough last year was due to COVID-19 with everything canceled.

Craft show applications are being accepted now at $75 a spot. Forms are available on the Salem Super Cruise website at salemsupercruise.com where fans can also keep up with all the plans.

Another committee meeting will be held in March.

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