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    Paw Paw Days!
    July 19 & 20, 2019

    The little car show idea the Chamber initiated 23 years ago has come of age and become a classic in its own right! With your support, we can make Paw Paw Days one of the community's main events of the year, and continue to offer activities and programs that spotlight our local businesses.

    Friday evening, classic car owners will come together for the Carol Motycka Memorial Classic Car Cruise. Participants should meet by 6 pm, in the EAST SIDE PARKING LOT of Tractor Supply Company, to caravan through downtown and on out into the surrounding countryside. The route ends back in town at Red's Root Beer for eats and treats.

    This event brings thousands of visitors to Paw Paw each summer and has been referred to as one of the best vintage vehicle venues in Southwest Michigan.

    Organizers expect over 250 classic cars and trucks to be on display along Michigan Avenue and side streets in downtown Paw Paw.

    Registration that day begins at 8 a.m., the show opens at 9.

    Dash plaques,  and door prizes will be given to the car show entrants and up to 60 trophies will be awarded throughout the day, ending with Best of Show and class trophy presentations at 3 p.m.  A special Jan Hoehn Memorial award will honor an original member of the Chamber of Commerce and founder of the classic car show. Hoehn died of cancer after more than 30 years of dedicated service to her community.

    Souvenir T-shirts will be for sale.

    Beginning at 9 a.m., area vendors, artists, and crafters will fill Van Buren County Park in downtown Paw Paw with booths and carts of goodies. 

    Food vendors will provide on-the-spot yummies, while some local restaurants will offer Paw Paw Days specials. 

    KidsZone, sponsored Freshwater Community Church, will be set up from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering games, water play, and other activities for our younger Paw Paw Days guests.-location will be updated soon.

    For more information, or to enter your car, reserve your booth in our “Marketplace,”

    call the Paw Paw Area Chamber of Commerce, (269) 657-5395

    or email us at: pawpawareachamber@gmail.com

    Look for updates on Facebook and our Chamber website, www.pawpawchamber.com.

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