Rock ‘n Rimbey makes debut

Rock 'n Rimbey proved to be huge success with good crowd in attendance

Rock ‘n Rimbey truly lived up to its name last weekend as the town celebrated a potpourri of events thanks to the innovation of the Lions Club and the willingness of many volunteers to pitch in and help.

Terry Von Hollen, who co-chaired the event with Suella Brodie was pleased with the participation and the turnout.

“For our first event it went well,” he said.

Von Hollen was especially pleased with the businesses who participated in the ‘50/60s theme, thus setting the stage for Saturday’s event.

“The effort they put into it really blew us away,” he said.

These businesses included FCSS, Rimstone Dining, The Bargain Shop and Lazer Energy Services and Midwest Propane.

“They were the five that were just outstanding,” he said.

Von Hollen said 170 people showed up for the dinner and dance, only 30 shy of the 200 the Lions Club had hoped for. There was a total of 86 participants in the car show, which the organizer said was “awesome for a first time event.”

Gary Brownlee from Carrot Creek was at the car show with his 1929 Ford Tudor Sedan. The car was purchased from Victoria and completely rebuilt.

He said he was very much enjoying the car show.

“There are some wonderful cars here. I found the organizers to be great, very helpful. I would certainly come back.”

Mervyn Pidherney from Rocky Mountain House brought along his little long haired chiwawa to show along with his1954 Buick Roadmaster.

The car and the dog both attracted lots of attention and Pidherney himself appeared to be having a good time.

“It’s great,’ he said.

A car rally held in the afternoon attracted 25 cars, more than was expected.

“Everybody thought it was great,” said Von Hollen. “In our feedback forms the rally was listed as one of the highpoints for participants. It went over really well.”

Von Hollen is looking forward to the Lions Club hosting an even bigger and better event next year.

 

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