Despite temperatures in the mid-90s, Saturday’s Greenville Graffiti Car Show was a success.
John Goldsmith, from the Car Show Committee, said volunteers are the key to the event’s success. He also noted that people came to the show from the St. Louis area and miles around and brought cars they hadn’t seen at the show before.
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Goldsmith said 130 cars and trucks were registered at the show and there were about 10 others that didn’t register. He said that number is down, but organizers knew going in that heat would be a factor and that there was another event going in in Du Quoin.
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The theme for the show was Grease with four celebrity guests, who acted in the movie, in attendance.
During a special ceremony during the car show, Mayor Alan Gaffner proclaimed June16 as Didi Conn, Jamie Donnelly, Barry Pearl and Eddie Deezen Day in Greenville. They were also presented keys to the city.
A cake was then cut commemorating the 40th anniversary of the movie Grease. It was released on June 16, 1978.