Classic Car Lovers Cruise for a Cause in Nauvoo

If you love cars then Nauvoo was the place to be Friday night.Warsaw High School student Michael McCarty hosted a special event called Cruisin for the Kids Cruise Night.The event turned the spotlight on car lovers who are under 21.Event organizer Michael McCarty say the money raised from the event will support the Festival on Wheels Scholarship program.That program gives an award each year to an area senior who wants to purse a career in the automotive industry.For an event that had no pre-registration Michael was pretty happy with the turnout."It feels great !. My dad's first car show had 23 people and I'm already blazin past him. I feel great," said McCarty. " He's a little angry, but I think he's get over it."

The drivers also showed off their classic cars with a cruise around the community and along the River Road.The Festival on Wheels is held every Labor Day weekend along with the Nauvoo Grape Festival.