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Car show and cruise fire up festivities

David Pressgrove/For the Craig Daily Press

Kyleejo Hammer, 4, hangs out in the 1950 Chevrolet 3100 that her grampa Joe Herod and Uncle Casey Herod inherited from her great-great-grandpa and restored. The truck has been in all 11 Bear River Yonge Life Car Shows and the Herds have collected almost all of the shirts from each show. The family plans to have it in the 2016 car show that's on Saturday in downtown Craig along Yampa Avenue.

Joe and Casey Herod co-own an award-winning 1950 Chevrolet 3100 truck, but chances are, you have not seen it unless you are a family member or if you have ever attended the Bear River Young Life Car Show.

"It's more of a sentimental vehicle for us," Joe said. "There were three or four years there where it only left the garage once a year and that was for the show."

Although Joe will be working on the day of the show this year — which is Saturday — he said he'll find someone to get the truck to its 12th consecutive appearance. There is one shirt he has made sure to keep. The 2005 shirt has the truck on it. The Herods have the honor of winning the first Young Life Choice award. What comes with that award is the distinction of having the owner's vehicle on the next year's logo and shirt.

"I think there were only 40 cars in that first show, and I remember it was in the Mathers parking lot," he said. "I think I still have three or four of those shirts from the next year."

Bear River Young LifeBear River Young Life is proud to bring its annual car show to the community again on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Yampa Avenue in downtown Craig. is proud to bring its annual car show to the community again on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Yampa Avenue in downtown Craig.

Bear River Young Life is proud to bring its annual car show to the community again on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Yampa Avenue in downtown Craig.

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On Friday, Young Life will host a barbecue and car cruise from 5:30 to 7 p.m. starting at Yampa Valley Bank, with cars driving around town including Loudy-Simpson Park.