'Cruising' continues down Madison Street despite pandemic

Cars cruising down S Madison ST. on Sept. 19.
Cars cruising down S Madison ST. on Sept. 19.

MUNCIE, Ind. (NewsLink) -- If it is not the weather, the pandemic may be cancelling plans. Luckily for the 'Cruising South Madison Street' event, neither has caused it to be cancelled.

"We've had, I think, bigger crowds because everyone was stuck at home and this gives them a chance to get out," Event Organizer Troy Watters said.

Watters started the cruise in 2018 because of the love he has for "cruising.” The love even became a family trait.

"It's kind of cool growing up and hearing him talk about cruisin' back in the day and stuff like that, and all the old cars and hot rods," Watters' son, Nick, said.

This Saturday will be a little different for Troy.

"I normally cruise in a Jeep Wrangler," Watters said.

Instead, Watters can be spotted in a 1964 Mercury Marauder, along with a skeleton named Fred. The Watters family said the cruise is for everyone, no matter the age.

"I know a lot of people in the car community around here look forward to it."

The family said the best part is being able to watch everyone enjoy themselves too. The cruise starts at 6 p.m. near the Dairy Queen on South Madison Street.

The event is free to attend and there will be one more cruise on Nov. 21.

For any comments or concerns, contact the author at bdobbins@bsu.edu.

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