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South Point to host Social Distancing Cruise-In

Event set for Saturday evening

SOUTH POINT — After weeks of shutdowns, closures and social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic, many might be ready for a chance to enjoy a sense of community — while continuing to follow health and safety guidelines.

People for the Point will be offering just such an opportunity on Saturday, when it hosts a Social Distancing Cruise-In, beginning at 6 p.m.

That’s when a rolling show of cars and bikes will start moving through the village of South Point. Drivers wanting to take part in the organized run, which will have an escort, are asked to meet at the Tri-State STEM+M School, located just off the roundabout on Solida Road at 5:45 p.m.

Participants are asked to consider making a canned food donation as an entry fee. The group will be donating food collected to The City Welfare Mission in Ironton and Michaels Grace Place in South Point.

The route of the show will travel on the following route through South Point: Solida Road, Ferry Street, Second Street East, Third Street East, Fourth Street East, North Kenova Road, Billy Joy Drive, Solida Road, Brubaker Drive, Ninth Street, Dean Street, Seventh Street, Park Avenue, Linden Avenue, Eisenhower Street and Fourth Street West.

Following the rolling car show, the group will open Solida Road as a cruise line running from the river to the roundabout.   Following the rolling show, people are asked to join in on main strip of South Point.   The roundabout and riverfront park will be the turn around spots for cruisers.

Parking lots will be open along the route to allow for cruisers to talk with friends while practicing social distancing. Local food trucks have been invited and Kona Ice is confirmed to set up.

Saturday’s weather looks to be cooperative for the event, with sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 70s forecasted.