Rod Run encore promises to be bigger and better

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By Ben Hyatt

The second annual Cynthiana Rod Run promises to be bigger and better than its successful debut.

Jerry Adams, owner of Custom Cuts and founder of Cynthiana Rod Run, has been franticly working to ensure the highly anticipated Cynthiana Rod Run has even more to offer than last year.

Picking up right where last year’s event left off, Adams said the Cynthiana Rod Run will have everything it had before plus more.

The event, which is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24, will begin at 8 a.m., with a Refuge for Women benefit run/walk and ends with a three-hour dose of Jo Jo Gunn from 6 to 9 p.m.

“We are basically encompassing the whole down town area again,” said Adams. “We have the same events going on and the toys have even gotten bigger for this year’s event.”

Not only will the streets of Cynthiana be lined with some of America’s most sought after collection of cars, but this year will also play host to some fancy big rigs as well.

“There is a group that will be bringing in some custom semi trucks,” explained Adams. “Hopefully it will be a nice addition to the event.”

Some highlights for the day include a kids zone opening at 10 a.m., fully equipped with inflatable jump houses, pony rides and petting zoo, located at the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church on the corner of Main and Pleasant.

Add to that arm wrestling, poodle skirt contest, audio system contest, pizza eating contest, car auction, Cynthiana Rod Run pageant and pedal car race.

Also for the viewers entertainment, several performances will take place including the Cyn City Dancers, My Heart Remains, Eric Cummins Band, of course Jo Jo Gunn.

“All day long there is something going on,” said Adams. “We are expecting a huge crowed of cars to be here for everyone to enjoy.”

Adams said booths will be stationed around town offering snacks and treats for the children.

“We do have some booths, but our main goal is to help Cynthiana and the restaurants and stores located downtown,” said Adams.

Registration for the Rod Run opens at 9 a.m. For a full list of events and schedule times go to www.cynthianarodrun.com.

For more information contact Adams at 588-6131 or email at cynthianarodrun@gmail.com.

 It promises to be the event of the year.