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Members of Ballet Folklorico Guadalupano, dressed as ornaments, march in the Asheboro Christmas Parade.  Eric Abernathy / Randolph Hub


Petty Garage Cruise-In, downtown event scheduled for Randleman

- RANDLEMAN — The Randleman area will be the site for a couple of holiday events over the next two weekends.

On Saturday, Dec. 10, there’s the Petty’s Garage Cruise-In at 311 Branson Mill Road, Randleman.

The cruise-in and car show is open to all makes and models of cars and no pre-registration is required.

Tours of the Petty’s Garage and Petty Museum are free. Various vendors will be onsite, as well Santa Claus for photo opportunities. 

The event runs from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and admission is free.

- On Saturday, Dec. 17, downtown will be hopping with Christmas in the Square.

Craft vendors, hot chocolate, music and more will fill Commerce Square from 10 a.m.-noon.

Admission is free.


Carolina Classics Cars Toy Drive, cruise-in benefits Family Crisis Center

- ASHEBORO — Carolina Classic Cars will hold its second annual Toy Drive on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

All toys donated will go to Family Crisis Center in Asheboro. Last year’s inaugural event brought in more than 400 toys for Family Crisis Center.

The Toy Drive will also be an occasion for a cruise-in. Anyone wishing to display a vehicle, whether late-model of early classic, is encouraged to start arriving at about 7:30 a.m. 

This year’s Toy Drive will feature a special guest — Santa Claus. The ancient elf will be available from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for photos.

Free drinks and hot dogs will be available. The event will happen rain or shine at 120 Spring Forest Road, Asheboro, about eight miles west of I-73/74 off US 64 west.


Friday, Saturday events at Liberty Showcase Theater

- LIBERTY — The Liberty Showcase Theater in Liberty has a pair of events on tap this weekend, beginning with the annual Jerry Allison Christmas Show on Friday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m. Allison’s show is a family affair with lots of guest stars and performers. Allison is a former Nashville artist with 27 albums to his name, including a Gold record. Tickets run from $10 to $20.

n On Saturday, Dec. 10, from 7-9 p.m., the guest will be Liberty Theater favorite Jimmy Fortune, who sang and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers. Tickets range from $35 to $60.

The shows are flipped from the original schedule, with Fortune previously set to appear on Friday and Allison on Saturday. Tickets bought for the original date will be honored on the new date.