The first place winner of the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce car show, held Aug. 20-21 and sponsored by Coldwell Banker Lifestyles Real Estate, was a 1957 Saab owned by Bruce Welch who was also awarded a $500 cash prize. The second place winner was a ‘79 Camaro owned by Tom Ciufo who was also awarded an overnight stay at Echo Lake Inn. The third place winner was a ‘69 Jeep owned by Jarrod Jowdy who was also awarded a gift bag from The Vermont Country Store.
There were about 90 vehicle participants and attendees for the 5th annual Benson’s Chevy Cruise-In the evening before the festival hosted & sponsored by Bensons Chevrolet in Ludlow. The winner of the $500 gift card raffle, donated by LaValley’s Building Supply, was Jennifer Turco from Springfield.
Most of the 100 participating vendors also donated a variety of raffle prizes which were distributed throughout the festival weekend.
Attendees who donated to the festival at the gate were each given a raffle ticket. Proceeds from the gate donations will benefit programming for the creative economy sector in Okemo Valley (businesses that produce cultural, artistic & innovative products).