Convoy Days is July 13-14. Pictured is a photo from the 2017 Convoy Days parade in which young parade-goers anxiously await those throwing out candy. This year’s parade will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday. (DHI Media/File Photo)
Convoy Days is July 13-14. Pictured is a photo from the 2017 Convoy Days parade in which young parade-goers anxiously await those throwing out candy. This year’s parade will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday. (DHI Media/File Photo)
CONVOY – A new event will be highlighting this year’s annual Convoy Days with the arrival of an annual car show sponsored by McCoy Automotive Repair. The show will be set up this Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tully Street in downtown Convoy.

Registration opens at 5 p.m. and goes to 6:30 p.m. Entry fee is $15, but will only be $10 for those who participate in the festival parade. The show will include food, music, beer, tent and door prizes. For more information, contact Taylor McCoy or Val Hunt.

This year’s event will be held on West Tully Street, village parking lot and Edgewood Park. Convoy Community Days will get underway at 8 p.m. on Friday in the village park with Twist and Shout Entertainment providing the program for a special party. The beer tent will be open as well.

On Saturday, All-Star boys and girls games will begin in the park at 9 a.m. Between the games, the boys will have a home run derby. During the games, the concession stands will be open with all proceeds taken in used to defer costs of replacing the doors on the concession stand.

Between 9 and 11 a.m., the Convoy Fire Department will be exhibiting equipment and truck displays and Safety House. Also, the Lutheran Air Helicopter will land at 9 a.m. In addition, kids inflatables will be available at the park, beginning at 9 a.m.

This year’s Convoy Community Days parade will begin at 4 p.m. and proceed down East Tully Street to North Main Street and Edgewood Park.

This year’s grand marshal will be Vicki Saylor, who recently retired from the Village Clerk’s Office with 28 years of experience. The theme for this year’s parade, which will line up in the Crestview School parking lot at 3 p.m. is, “Edgewood Park, Building our Community.”

In addition to the car show, Saturday night entertainment will also include the Convoy Lions Club bingo. Funds raised for the club helps sponsor the Community Days, building ramps for those in need, collecting eyeglasses for the less fortunate and providing money into Crestview scholarships. Bingo will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday at the Edgewood Park Building.

Other activities will include a truck/tractor pull on Friday at the Edgewood Park, and the third annual dirt drag races on Saturday night.