By Ron Barry
Angela Boone has a legitimate bone to pick with the local weathermen.
Boone, owner of Angela Boone Insurance and the current president of The Exchange Club of Crockett, was tabbed to organize a special event to help celebrate the Town of Alamo’s Sesquicentennial back in March. She organized a car show, including several categories for prizes, food trucks, and a general good time on the Town Square.
When the day came, a ridiculous cold front blew through West Tennessee the previous days, dropping wind chill temperatures to single-digit readings. Boone, with compassion for the potential audience, canceled the program.
She rescheduled it for this past Saturday, July 9. And wouldn’t you know it? West Tennessee was set to “enjoy” a heat index of more than 110 degrees.
This time, however, the show went on, and Boone and her corps of volunteers presented an outstanding morning for local car enthusiasts. And while the excessive heat brought reddened faces and multiple drops of sweat to those in attendance, Boone was generally pleased with the developments.
“For our first attempt at something like this, I’m pretty satisfied,” she said. “We had more than 20 entries. We’ve got ice cream. We’ve got music. The people seem to be enjoying themselves. So I’m pleased.”
When all the judging was completed and trophies were handed out at noon, here were the day’s category champions:
Best of Show: Bob and Fonda Voigtmann of Jackson, with their 1959 Ford Skyliner “Dreamsicle”
Best Antique/Classic: Bob and Fonda Voigtmann (same vehicle)
Best Modern: David Hallmark of Newbern, with his Blue 2021 Ford Mustang GT 500
Best Jeep: Billy Wilson of Gadsden, with his 1982 Jeep Scrambler
Best Motorcycle: Ken Varner of McKenzie, with his picturesque 2008 Honda Goldwing
Best Tractor: Joe Riggsbee of Alamo, with his 1953 Ford Golden Jubilee
Peoples Choice: Wes Fletcher of Arlington, with his 1963 Chevy II Nova Convertible
Winner of the 50/50 Drawing: Tracy and Christy Hamilton of Friendship, for $105
The Sesquicentennial Car Show was a fundraiser for the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse.
Boone expressed her personal thanks to several people involved with the event’s success: CCHS senior-to-be Alyssa Roy, who sang the national anthem; Chief of Police Jeff Sills and his crew, for traffic control and parking assistance; Dena Cruse of LaLa Dream Cream for providing cool refreshments; event judges Chris Boone, Robert McCage, and Bethany Kirby Outlaw; Ashley Boone for music and running errands; and Exchange Club of Crockett members Gail Gary Rice, Dottie Rinks, Lorraine Kail, Jeff Sills, Karen Utley, Melodee Brenton, Bethany Kirby Outlaw, Stacie Jo Nichols, and John Avery Emison for registration and other duties.
Boone’s insurance agency was the trophy sponsor for the event as well.