FCSS participants take part in a street festival that kicked off the Rock ‘n Rimbey weekend

Rock ‘n Rimbey gets off to rock’n start

47 cars take part in cruise

Rimbey rolled out the red carpet on Friday night as Rock ‘n Rimbey Lions club members shut down main street and prepare to have some fun.

The whole town seemed to take on a festive air as businesses opened their doors for late night shopping and vendors set up their wares.

Lions club member and organizer Terry Von Hollen said 47 cars took part in the car/bike cruise to Bentley, Sylvan, and Eckville and back to Rimbey.

“It was excellent,” he said.

The festival also attracted a good crowd and the weather co-operated to make it a fun time for all.

“It (the festival) went very well for a first time event,” said Von Hollen. “We could have had more vendors but it got high ratings, overall.”

Beer gardens with live entertainment kept the action happening at the Rimbey Co-op mall.

The street festival kicked off Rock ‘n Rimbey’s weekend events which are now underway.

A pancake breakfast will run until noon at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre.

A car show will be held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Spectators get in free.

A car rally will be held from 4 – 6, followed by happy hour and a catered supper. A silent auction will also be part of the scenario.

A rock ‘n roll dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. with music by On the Mark productions.

A slow pitch tournament is ongoing all weekend and a horseshoe tournament will be held at the school grounds.

Sunday’s agendal will include street car races from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Central Alberta Raceways Track.. Slowpitch finals, a bocce ball tourney at the scoccer fields and the horseshoe tournament will also be held.