Winners announced from July 4 car show
WATSONTOWN –The heat and humidity didn’t stop dozens of car enthusiasts at this year’s annual Watsontown Fourth of July Car Show.
Ninety vehicles from three states took part in the annual event, with car show devotees coming from as far away as Leesburg, Va. and Hurley, N.Y, in addition to many towns across the mid-state and beyond.
The winners of the show follow:
∫ Best of Show– Bill and Pat Ditty of Danville for their 1933 Chevrolet Master Eagle.
∫ The First Ever Mayor’s Choice– Roger Yordy of Watsontown for his 1940 Mansion House Garage Chevy Truck
∫ Antique — First place, Dwight Smolley of McElhattan and his 1970 Buick Electra: second place, Dave Heintzelman, Milton, 1947 Hudson Pickup; third place: Scott Gelnett, Watsontown, 1941 Ford, Super Deluxe.
∫ Classic– First place, Jimmy St. Clair, Bernville, Pa. for his 1956 Chevy 210 Truck; second place, Tim Chestnut, Sweet Valley for his 1972 Chevelle SS; third place; Gary Williams, Bloomsburg, 1958 Corvette.
∫ Muscle–First place, Mike Sheets, Millville, 1979 Camaro, Z-28; second place, Andy Kline of South Williamsport, 1971 El Camino; third place, Rick Einsig, Milton, 1970 Chevy Chevelle.
∫ Street Rods– First place, Bill and Pat Ditty, Danville, 1933 Chevy Master Eagle; second place, Jeff Horne, Catawissa, 1937 Chevy Sedan Delivery; third place, Penny and Jim Vogel, Lewisburg, 1939 Ford Sedan Delivery.
∫ New Age — First place, Carmie Welliver, Danville, 2017 Corvette; second place, Patty Welliver, Danville, 2015 Corvette; third place, David and Vicky Blackenhorn, Pottsville, 2019 Dodge Challenger SXT.
∫ Special Interest — First place, Roger Bohner, Northumberland, 1965, Ford Shelby Cobra; second place: Diane Pritchard, Coal Township, 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo SS; third place, Eric Deitrick, New Columbia, 2002 Chevy Blazer.
∫ Truck- Jeep – Van — First place, Smoke Jones, Watsontown, 2000 Ford F-250; second place, Glen Frank, Mill Hall, 1978 Ford Bronco; third place, Eugene DeSau, Linden, 1991 Peterbuilt Pick Up.
∫ Motorcycles– First place, Mark Beiber, Muncy, 1961 Harley Davidson, FLH Duo Glide; second place, Gerald Kerkeslager, Lebanon, 2007, Honda Goldwing Trike; third place, Neal Mazer, Warriors Mark, 2016 Polaris Slingshot
∫ Kids Choice– Susan Hommel, Dewart, 1991 F-150 Ford.
∫ Club with the Most Participants– Keystone Cruisers.
The car show would not have been a success without the participants. the car show enthusiasts, and the businesses who donated the door prizes. A special thank you to the volunteers who helped, including the judges — Duke Thompkins, Jim Stehr, Harry Shuman and Watsontown Mayor Russ McClintock. Also many thanks to the hardworking volunteers — Dan and Liz Folk, Matt Folk, Mandi Black, George McCallum, Ralph and Vera Young, Neal Mazer, Gretchen and Steve Black and Dan the Sound Man.
Also, thank you to all the vendors who donated many wonderful items for the door prizes, including but not limited to Bucks Plumbing, Cabinet Surplus, Ficks Hardware, Watsontown, Invisible Glass, Kelloggs, Muncy, Larry’s Auto Body, Watsontown, Lingles, Watsontown, NAPA, Muncy, Red Wolf, Rene’s Barber Shop, Summit Racing, Susquehanna Fire Equipment, Watson Inn, Watsontown, Watsontown Police, Wegmans, WJSA Covenant Broadcasting.