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Dandelion Daze draws 31 vehicles; 600 for Friday night meal PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chris Lee   
    Phillips County Courthouse lawn in Holyoke served as the stage for 31 classic vehicles, community members and visitors on Saturday, June 20. Vehicles from all over the area parked on the lawn under the trees for the Dandelion Daze car show, sponsored by Holyoke Chamber of Commerce.
    Fifteen vehicles were chosen as the top finishers. Results follow:
    John Blackowski, Aurora, 1947 Chrysler Town and Country; Bob and Polly Zetterman, Arvada, 1957 Chevy Convertible; Einspahr Farms, Holyoke, 1930 Ford Sport Coupe A; Ed and Mary Lou Rockwell, Denver, 1940 Ford Deluxe Convertible; Shawn Dalton, Holyoke, 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS; Jodie Brown, Arvada, 1964 Ford Falcon; Edwin Hurt, Golden, 1951 Ford Custom; Merrill Newman, Aurora, 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Scott Schultz, St. Francis, Kan., 1972 Chevy El Camino; Paul Dozoretz, Brighton, 1952 Ford Customline; Earl Erdmon, Haigler, Neb., 1951 Kalser Club Coupe; Marvin Nelson, Julesburg, 1942 Ford Tudor; Einspahr Farms, Holyoke, 1931 Ford Pickup A; Einspahr Farms, Holyoke, 1926 Ford Pickup T; Jerry McArthur, Burlington, 1964 Chevrolet Corvette; Larry Hilty, Sterling, 1939 Chevy Coupe and Delbert Sears, Sterling, 1936 Dodge 4-Door.
    Winning the Top Gun (Rodder’s Choice) was Blackowski with his 1947 Chrysler Town and Country.
    Winning the People’s Choice was Don Smith, Colorado Springs, with his 1972 Chevrolet Corvette.
    One of the bigger attractions of the day was the NASCAR simulator. A line could be seen almost all day with people waiting for their turn to drive the car.
    Lorenzo Solis of Holyoke was the quilt winner.
    A total of nine entries from Collin Brungardt, Rachelle Brungardt and Skyler Brungardt all of Sterling were the model car winners.
    There were 12 crafter/vendor booths along with the ambulance and fire truck displays.
    600 people took part in the meal on Friday night sponsored by Holyoke Marketplace and the Bank of Colorado. Thirty people visited the Phillips County Museum.