West Columbus Street will be transformed into a showcase of antique, hotrod and muscle cars June 6 for the 2008 "Cruisin' to the Shoppe Hop."

West Columbus Street will be transformed into a showcase of antique, hotrod and muscle cars June 6 for the 2008 "Cruisin' to the Shoppe Hop."

In its 14th year, the event is sponsored by the Olde Pickerington Village Business Association and the ADAMH Board of Fairfield County.

Proceeds support the Pickerington TeenScreen, which works through the local schools to help identify teenagers at risk for depression and other mental illnesses.

If the weather cooperates, event coordinator Deblin Jennings said, more than 100 cars could be on display.

While the event is free to spectators, those wishing to compete will pay a $5 entry fee.

The cars will be on display starting at 5 p.m. Awards for the favorites in various categories, including the best unfinished restoration, will be presented at 9 p.m.

"We get a great turnout," Jennings said. "Everybody likes to look at the older cars. Over the last 14 years, I've realized how much I've aged because what they consider an older car isn't that old to me any more."

In addition to the cars, there will food and activities for adults and children. Many Olde Pickerington businesses will remain open until 9 p.m. and several will offer free refreshments and gifts.

"I think this year's show takes on a little bit of a special flavor because of Violet Township celebrating its bicentennial," Jennings said. "That makes a nice correlation."

The Olde Pickerington Village Business Association hosts a "shoppe hop" from 5 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month.

In July, there will be one during the city's Fourth of July festivities and a second "Christmas in July" event on July 11.

For more information and a schedule of "shoppe hop" events, go to www.pickeringtonvillage.com. For more information about the cruisin' event on June 6, call Jennings at 833-3808.

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