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This 1971 Ford Mustang, Mach 1, Fastback owned by Andy Gestautas is expected to make an appearance at this year's car show. (File photo)

This 1971 Ford Mustang, Mach 1, Fastback owned by Andy Gestautas is expected to make an appearance at this year's car show. (File photo)

Justice Car Show set for August 27

By Carol McGowan

The Village of Justice, in coordination with the Justice Park District, will hold its 24th annual auto show “Cars Under The Stars” on Friday, August 27. The rain date is Saturday, August 28.

The show is an annual event, but it was cancelled last year due to COVID.

The show is held at Commissioners Park, 7800 Archer Road in Justice. The hours are from 4-11 p.m., with the awards ceremony taking place at 7 p.m.

Special awards include; Mayors Choice-Best of the Village (for resident entries), Club Participation (they would like car clubs to register early), and first-, second- and third-place trophies for each class.

Because last year’s event was cancelled, participation and crowd attendance are expected to be high, according to Jeff Allen, who organizes the car show. “We have plenty of cars, vendors, and food booths ready to go this year. We’re expecting a nice crowd.”

Food booths at this year’s event will be John Ginos Pizza, Ben’s Pretzels, SnoDaze, Windy City Ice Cream, Exquisite Pound Cakes, Henry’s Tacos, the Lions Club will have hot dogs, the Seniors Club will have popcorn, and E & M Food & Liquor will have beer, pop and water for sale.

The Justice Park District will have glow sticks, Paparazzi Jewelry will have a booth, along with others including Joanna Kiera’s State Farm, R & V Supply, Forgotten Warrior Memorial, Justice Chamber of Commerce, Justice Police to benefit Special Olympics, the Roberts Park Fire Department will be promoting fire safety, the Justice Willow Springs Water Commission will be on hand, along with representatives from Lyons Township. COVID vaccinations will be available.

All are welcome to come out and enjoy the cars, music, food and beverages.

For more information, or to register, call Allen at 708-625-1350.

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