First of all I want to congratulate the Babe Ruth World Series Committee for another great World Series of Cars.
While the weather was a little iffy, they still had a great turnout and lots of very special cars to make a great show. While this event helps support the Babe Ruth World Series it is one of the best car shows in the northeast and is simply another event that puts Jamestown on the map. If you have never attended this event you should put it on your calendar.
Yesterday was a very busy day. In addition to the World Series of Cars, the executive producer and director of the Fireball Run, both from Universal Studios in Florida, were in Jamestown completing a test run to make sure everything is in order and very safe for the actual race to be held on September 23. They visited all the stops that will be included in the actual race. These stops include Panama Rocks, Cummins Engine Plant, Roger Tory Peterson, Audubon Society, Fenton History Center, Robert Jackson Center for Justice, Infinity, Lucy Desi Center, and Jamestown Savings Bank Arena. Once again they are very impressed with what Jamestown and the region has to offer - topping their list of new and undiscovered destinations.
There are now a number of Fireball Run YouTube videos available that include Jamestown information, and these are available to everyone. If you would like to get the Iinternet addresses, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many of the participants in the Fireball Run are top business people, and we not only want to treat them in the very best manner, but also have them develop an interest in Jamestown and Chautauqua County as possible future business locations.
We would also like to remind everyone our Riverwalk Concert Series, which is cosponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, will continue Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the Riverwalk. This is a free concert. This week's entertainment will be Jack Rabbit Slim, a great band, and we are sure everyone will enjoy it. Just bring your lawn chairs, sit by the Chadakoin River and enjoy another Jamestown asset.
Now many of you know I have a fairly good sense of humor, sometimes I get too serious. So I have to pass along something I saw on Foote Avenue this last week - humorous of course. We are all aware of the manner some of our younger male generation wear there pants these days - down below their bottom half while proudly displaying their fancy underwear. I personally do not know how they manage to do this - if yours truly tried that my pants would be down around my ankles 100 percent of the time.
Anyway I saw this group of young people walking down Foote Avenue and one young boy had his pants in the usual position just below his bottom half. I was stopped at the light and was able to observe this very closely - he had on bright red and blue underwear so was not hard to spot. He was walking along, with all his friends, down the hill with all the confidence these young men seem to have. All at once his pants simply dropped off and were around his ankles. Now this is the first time I have seen this! You would expect this young lad to pull the pants back up - but no! He never missed a stride and walked right out of the pants, swinging his arm down to pick them up, and proceeded down the street in his bright and shiny red and blue underwear!
This gives a whole new meaning to the "Downtown Strut." See you at the concert Thursday evening.