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Rend Lake Car Show considered a huge success

  • Courtesy of Kevin EdwardsA record turnout of entries showed up for the 28th Annual Rend Lake Car Show in Benton on Saturday.

    Courtesy of Kevin EdwardsA record turnout of entries showed up for the 28th Annual Rend Lake Car Show in Benton on Saturday.

  • Courtesy of Kevin EdwardsCars were parked two-deep in many areas around the Benton Square on Saturday for the Rend Lake Car Show.

    Courtesy of Kevin EdwardsCars were parked two-deep in many areas around the Benton Square on Saturday for the Rend Lake Car Show.

  • A view of the crowd and cars at the Rend Lake Car Show from the balcony of Edwards Antiques.

    A view of the crowd and cars at the Rend Lake Car Show from the balcony of Edwards Antiques.
    Courtesy of Kevin Edwards

 
BY HOLLY KEE
hkee@localsouthernnews.com
Posted on 9/11/2019, 12:22 PM

Nearly 250 cars were parked around the Benton Square Saturday evening for the 28th- annual Rend Lake Car Show.

Organizers of the event said it was one of the largest turnouts on record.

The event was originally part of the Rend Lake Water Festival that takes places each year in May. The first show was held at the Benton City Park but was quickly relocated the next year to the square in hopes of attracting people to the businesses there.

This is the last year the show will be centered around the historic Franklin County courthouse as the county prepares for the building of a new facility.