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Provo RD Cruise In and Parade

Every time I cover an event in Provo I’m always amazed at how close knit and friendly this community of people are. 

My goal for Saturday was to film the parade and cover the cruise in.  I accidentally pulled into the drive of Brother Randy and Delia Burns instead of where I was supposed to be.  Knowing I looked lost, Delia welcomed my daughter and I in and even invited us to watch the parade with her family. The icing on the cake was when I realized I probably didn’t have enough gas to get back into town and Brother Randy was gracious and gave me some from their gas can so we wouldn’t run out before we got home.  As I said, Provo is literally one of the tightest knit communities I have come across.

The reason for the 6th Annual Provo Parade & Cruise In was to benefit the Butler County Cancer Assistance.  Several classic autos, ATVs, and UTVs were lead in the parade by a member of the Butler County Sheriff’s Department and a fire engine from the Rochester Volunteer Fire Department.  All the vehicles and floats parked beside the Provo Rural Development Club where they were then judged.

Trophies were given to all categories with Richie Ellis providing his services as emcee for the afternoon.

Out of all the trophies, one stood out among the rest.  Not only in its looks, but because it was uniquely hand made by Tony Wilson.  Mr. Wilson plays a vital role in getting the cruise in portion of this event organized.  The trophy was for the “Best Rat Rod” and was created from the cam shaft of a car.  

As always, the citizens of Provo turned out to support their community in raising money for a charitable cause.

The fall weather was crisp and perfect for children to run and play while the adults’ fellowshipped in their own manner talking amoungst themselves as they judged vehicles, ate, and browsed the vendors that were available. 

Once again, all proceeds from this event went directly to the Butler County Cancer Assistance. 


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