Chenoa Celebrates 4th With Antiques, Cars

Published 07/04 2014 05:50PM

Updated 07/04 2014 06:29PM

CHENOA - Chenoa is gassing up for Independence Day celebrations.

More than 1,000 people gathered Friday to take in a car show. Vehicles were placed in categories of those built before 1976 and those made after.

Many of the antique cars are original or restored to their previous glory. Some of the owners came from as far away as Kankakee. For guests at the festival, checking out the inventory is a tradition they wouldn't miss.

"We always come up and check out the flea market, and walk around and see old friends. And, um, saw the car show, so we thought we'd come check it out,” said Gridley resident Andrea Whisker.

"I like original ones, that's not been modified like this, and I like the modified ones. I like, I like them all. If it's got a motor in it, I like it,” said Dennis Ray Downs, Chebanse resident.

The three day festival in Chenoa continues Saturday with another day of the flea market at the city park.

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