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Editorial: Fire Department-Hosted Car Show Continues

Last week, the Farmingdale Fire Department held their inaugural car show on Main Street. The show, which featured vintage cars, racing cars, motorcycles and other specialty vehicles was a success. It will be continued through August.

The show closed Main Street from South Front Street to Prospect Street and made the downtown area completely walkable, something that may have a domino effect, bring some bustle to the downtown area and helping to churn some life into the businesses along one of the main business districts.

The next show will be held on Friday, Aug. 17 from 5 to 10 p.m. The show will also be held on Friday, Aug. 24. Last week’s show drew hundreds of spectators. Next week is likely to draw as many, if not more. And the Aug. 24 show could reach record numbers, due to it being held during the The Barclays, the first event in the PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedExCup, at Bethpage State Park. The Barclays tournament will be held from Aug. 21 through Aug. 26. on Bethpage Black.

Admission is free to the car show, but a $5 entry free is required for car display entries. Contact the Farmingdale Fire Department for more information at (516) 531-9820.

— CH