Cruise-In, BBQ, Music and a Free Movie August 30!

Main Street, Margaretville will be rocking Friday, evening, August 30 when a Cruise-In, a benefit chicken barbecue and a free movie launch the Labor Day Weekend with a bang.
The event, co-sponsored by the Business Association of Margaretville (BAM)and the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM), will take note of the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival. Music from the era by The Fishercats will get folks dancing in the street, which will be closed between Bridge Street and NBT from 5 to 8 p.m.
Several shops will stay open, some with sidewalk sales. The Margaretville Fire Department will hold a chicken barbecue with proceeds to benefit Skip Jester, long time MFD member and Main Street barber, who is recovering from a serious leg injury. Sales will take place in front of Home Goods at the corner of Main and Bridge Streets. Take dinner home or eat it on tables to be set up in the street.
Owners of vintage cars are invited to show off their vehicles. All makes, models and years are welcome; those from the 1950s-70s are especially encouraged. Call 586-4177 for more information.
Parked near the HSM tent will be the 1968 Mustang “Demon,” which was painstakingly restored by owner Mike Ondish and friends Eric VanBenschoten, Mike Harrington and others after languishing in mechanic Ondish’s Margaretville garage for more than 35 years.
The story of the car and its drag-racing, rum-running driver and pals was the subject of “Demon on Wheels,” a documentary which will be shown upstairs in the Commons building at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Donors of $25 or more to the HSM campaign to build a Middletown History Center will receive a free “Demon” DVD.
A ‘60s costume contest will be held with prizes awarded at 6:30. Wear your grooviest and grubbiest. Did you go to Woodstock? Stop by the HSM table and let us record your memories.