Over the next few days the city of Salem will become a people magnet. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
Hundreds of people of all ages will be downtown and at other nearby venues. The Salem Super Cruise opened last night at Essex of Salem. More comes today with events at Dunkin' Donuts, Arby's and on the Broadway stage. This will feed into the weekend which go full bore with popular events such as the burn-out pit at Stadium GM and the parade along State Street Saturday at 6 p.m. An added attraction - weather permitting and it appears Mother Nature is poised to fully cooperate - will be an appearance of the famed Goodyear blimp.
The headliners are, of course, the wonderful vehicles - pristine and mint - which will pass through and along the streets of Salem. There will be cars and trucks of all makes, years and models. That is part of the attraction. Most people loves seeing these classics. Kids through seniors love the interaction that the Salem Super Cruise brings into our city. It literally breathes some life into Salem. When else will there be hundreds of people coming downtown??For that reason alone the Super Cruise should be embraced and always supported. Besides being a fun activity to do for all ages, it is also free entertainment for the whole family. That is an important consideration.?The local restaurants and bars likely appreciate all the extra business.
The Salem Super Cruise is one of the best things to have happened to our city. Credit is owed mayor John Berlin and service director Ken Kenst for staging their inaugural Cruise since taking over in their respective city hall offices. Thanks goes to the volunteers. Thanks goes to the businesses which support the event.
The Cruise brings people into our town and it is for the people of our town. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Enjoy the weekend. It should be a lot of fun.