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By Mollie LaSalle
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WOODVILLE – Last Saturday evening saw a good turnout for a monthly car and motorcycle show around the courthouse square.

The idea for a car show belongs to Trey Deckard, who is the manager at Lakeway Tire.

He said “The locals have been trying to get us to do this for a long time. Ever since I took over the shop, they’ve been trying to get me to do this”.

The first one was held at Lakeway Tire, and Deckard quickly realized that location was not suitable. The second show was moved to the courthouse square in July, after Deckard talked with city council members about moving it, and with only four days’ notice, they were approved.

“I told everybody I know, called and texted people, and I don’t do Facebook, so my wife put together a flyer, posted on Facebook, and around town, and word got out from there,” Deckard added. He also said that the county and the city have been very helpful, once the word got out, and the police department said if it gets too big, they’ll start shutting down the street around the square. “This gives something for people to do, something for the kids, it’s already double the size it was last month (July),” he added. People are finding out about it, and a couple of people showed up from Vidor and Trinity.

Deckard is thinking about going to city council about having some food vendors for the next show; he said he was told it has to be non-profit. The shows are all planned for the last Saturday of the month so it the date will be easy to remember. The next one is set for Sept. 30, so come on out to the courthouse square if you want to see some cool cars and bikes.

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