After looking over the activities at Englewood Days, organizers like Doug Cohn and Chris Duis joined many other observers who felt it was the best …
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After looking over the activities at Englewood Days, organizers
like Doug Cohn and Chris Duis joined many other observers who felt
it was the best Englewood Days event yet.
The planners got a boost as Mother Nature cooperated and big
crowds turned out for the Aug. 29 festivities that included the car
show, live entertainment, food, a sidewalk sale and a farmer’s
The car show centered in the parking lot behind the 3400 block
of South Broadway attracted more than 250 vehicles of vintages
ranging from the 1930s to the current decade. The entries included
hot rods, classics, customized models and some that probably were
one-of-a-kind vehicles. Together, they created rows and rows of
shiny chrome and bright colors.
A few blocks away was another lineup that featured chrome,
special paint jobs and bright colors except these vehicles had two
weeks as they took part in the first-ever motorcycle show sponsored
by Ultimate Motion.
Marcia Camberton, a self-proclaimed car enthusiast, said the
event was outstanding.
“Everything was so organized, there was so much to do and it was
just great,” the Littleton woman said. “I came for the car show and
I definitely am not disappointed. It is even better than the other
ones they had here. It’s great that people get together and put on
this show. I think it is great they added the motorcycle event.
That makes it even better for people like me who love cars and
Food vendors offered a variety of fare at the Taste of Englewood
set up in the blocked-off 3400 block of South Lincoln Street and
music on two stages provided live entertainment most of the
On the west side of the 3400 block of South Broadway, a farmer’s
market hummed with activity most of the day and nearby in the Acoma
parking lot was the first-time event, Spotlight on Englewood.
The event featured booths and displays by organizations, the
schools and city departments. The new police cars were popular as
was the Bishop Elementary School booth that offered free face
painting. A lot of people stopped by the pancake breakfast that was
a benefit to raise money for the Englewood High School activities
and sports programs.
While most of the day was filled with activities, music and fun,
about noon, there was a pause for a salute to the military, the
veterans and the first-responders.
A procession of American flags carried by members of Patriot
Guard preceded the presentation of the colors by the Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post 322 Women’s Auxiliary Color Guard, singing of the
National Anthem, followed by a 21-gun salute and a bugler playing
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