From The Tribune staff reports
LEEDS — The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce announced on Monday morning that the city’s 26th annual Creek Bank Festival has been canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The city added that the 5th annual Cruising the Creek Bank Car Show scheduled for Saturday, August 29, at Leeds Memorial Park at 1159 Montevallo Road, remains on.
“The festival cancellation decision was not made lightly as COVID-19 social distancing continues and playgrounds remain closed,” the area chamber of commerce released in a statement.
The Cruising the Creek Bank Car Show is an annual charity car show benefitting the Leeds Outreach and Backpack Buddies. The event is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. The event drew nearly 300 cars in 2019 and the city expects a record crowd to attend this year’s show, which includes antique and special cars, along with trucks and bikes.
Registration for your vehicle is only $10 and the event is free to attend. Custom made trophies will be handed out to the top 30 with some specialty awards. There will be plenty of door prizes, auto related vendors and 50/50 tickets.
“Let’s all work together to get the word out and plan to spend the day enjoying some food, fun, fellowship and beautiful rides to raise money for two great causes,” the city said. “Leeds Outreach serves Leeds residents in need with utility bills, prescriptions and food needs. Backpack Buddies serves to fight childhood hunger in St. Clair County and Leeds. Both non-profits are very passionate about their cause and we appreciate the job they do.”