Verona car show to educate, entertain

By JB Clark/NEMS Daily Journal

VERONA – Alderwoman Jesse Gilmore is hosting a car show to educate and entertain the community from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Verona City Park.
“We’re going to be displaying some old big-body cars,” Gilmore said. “We’re going to educate the community about safety issues like texting and driving, wearing seat belts and also using it to dispel the myths that big-body cars are only driven by drug dealers. It will interesting to see who wins best in show.”
Verona Police Chief Anthony Anderson will be on hand with his patrol car to speak about the city’s loud music ordinance and also to meet members of the community.
“We want to teach them to respect the laws, as far as loud music and public profanity because we will be writing citations in the near future,” Anderson said. “But we want it to be a fun day where we can get to know the community.”
Gilmore said she and Anderson have been discussing enforcement of a long-standing noise ordinance.
“We’ve had the ordinance in place but the question is how to enforce it and at what level,” Gilmore said. “It’s particularly an issue when vulgar music is left on with the windows down when a car is parked outside a business.”
jb.clark@journalinc.com