December 18, 2014

Car Cruisers to pour concrete patch at AuGres Riverfront Park

By James Kuch
News Editor | news@arenacindependent.com
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AuGRES — A proposed patch of concrete to be placed at the AuGres Riverfront Park by the AuGres Cruiser Car Club could be used for the club’s burnout contest during the 2011 AuGres Car Cruise.

Cruiser President Dennis Nixon said the proposed 12-by-20-foot concrete slab may be used for the burnout contest on the evening of Saturday, July 30. He added that the main focus of the pavement would be for community use.

“We want to use the concrete slab for the placement of picnic tables and for people to do things, like have a barbeque,” he said. “We are still not sure if we will hold our burnout contest there.”

AuGres Mayor LaVern Dittenber said the concrete patch would be a great asset to the park.

“Even if they wanted to use it for their contest, there would be plenty of other uses for it,” he said.

Nixon said the club has not taken any bids for the project, which would cost around $1,000 to construct.

“We are not sure on the details yet,” he said. “We are looking at all of our options at this time.”

In addition to the proposed slab, the Cruisers are also planning to place a permanent plaque and photo of the late George Tolgo, who passed away in 2010 and was a supporter of the club, in the pavilion in the AuGres Riverfront Park.

“We are going to place a plaque at the pavilion in George’s honor,” Nixon said. “We wanted to do something to remember him.”

Nixon said the club built the pavilion in the park in 2010.

“We donate things to the city all of the time,” he said. “We think about how it would be beneficial to the area.”

Nixon said the car club does not have a set budget for donations during the year.

“We really don’t have a plan,” he said. “Things come up randomly during the course of the year and we help out when we can.”

The 18th Annual AuGres Cruiser Car Club Rock-N-Roll Weekend will take place July 30 and 31. The weekend will feature the car cruise on Saturday and the car show on Sunday.

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