Elvis returns to Medina for Super Cruise on Wednesday

Photo by Ginny Kropf: Elvis impersonator Terry Buchwald woos a fan during last year’s Super Cruise in Medina. Sponsored by United Way of Orleans County, the event is scheduled Wednesday. Between 250 and 300 vehicles are expected.

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 24 August 2018 at 11:49 am

MEDINA – Main Street in Medina will host the end of its summer cruise-ins with a final Super Cruise on Wednesday, featuring Elvis impersonator Terry Buchwald.

Cruise-ins have been a tradition in Medina for many years, beginning the end of June and taking place weekly in the canal basin. It has also been a tradition to hold the cruise-ins at the Orleans County 4-H Fair during Friday of fair week, and for one Friday at the Orleans County Marine Park at Point Breeze.

Lynne Menz shared this photo from the third floor of the Bent’s Opera House. This was early in the Super Cruise on 2015, before the street was packed with people.

If the weather is good Wednesday, they will have between 250 and 300 cars lining Main Street, said organizer David Green. In the past, antique vehicles and classic cars have stretched down Main Street from the red light downtown around the bend to the canal.

Main Street will be closed from Center Street north, and cars will begin arriving by 4:30 p.m., Green said.

Buchwald will entertain from 6 to 8 p.m. He has performed at the Super Cruise for several years, typically arriving by motorcycle.

As in the past, food vendors will be set up on Main Street and local restaurants will also be open to welcome customers. Several of the restaurants, including Avanti’s, Captain Kidz and Rudy’s, are sponsors of the event, Green said.

Door prizes for antique vehicle owners have been donated by Ace Hardware in Medina.

The evening will also feature 50/50 drawings, with the proceeds going to United Way of Orleans County, which is a sponsor of the cruise-ins.

In case of rain, a rain date will be announced.

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