Downtown Joplin; Cruisin’ Main Saturday Night and keeping social distance

Joplin News First

JOPLIN, Mo. — We’ve all had a little cabin fever right and some anxiety? So Saturday night at 8:00 PM downtown Joplin will be a great event to relive some good memories.

Shannon Becker of Joplin News First: “I talked to Cpl Michael Gauss of the Joplin Police Department Saturday evening and they are aware of the event. There are some guidelines…”

  • No loitering
  • Please avoid getting out of your cars and congregating
  • Obey traffic laws

FROM ORGANIZER DAVID CLEVENGER: Hey I have people asking well I only have this to drive. Look it doesn’t matter if you drive a beat up old Ford Pinto or a brand new Lamborghini. All we ask is they are street legal cars and you show up follow social distancing by staying in your car and follow traffic laws. Spread some smiles for miles and have a great time tonight everyone. Let’s not get stupid and ruin this where the city regrets giving us the green light on this. We would love to make this a monthly ritual thing by adding some other things to it,with that being said if people get stupid they will definitely not let that happen. Yes people are bringing kids which I think is awesome. See everybody here shortly and let’s have some fun. Remember we are not responsible for any actions you do that result in you getting a ticket.

So with the acknowledgment of the Joplin Police Department, this cruise will happen beginning at 8:00 PM.

“The Route: we’re going 90’s style cause that’s what I remember,” states organizer Michael Hendrix.

FROM THE EVENT PAGE: This event has been cleared with the JPD. They ask that we practice social distancing. That’s the Key factor in all this. Please remain in your cars. No loitering or parking on the side of the road. Obey the traffic laws. It’s imperative we follow this and respect the situation. We need to stay safe. But we need to have fun. We need to come together as a community and have a moment to enjoy ourselves in this chaotic time. We’ll be meeting at the 7th street Sonic before hand.



  • 10th down to 3rd
  • Turn on 3rd come back to 4th back up to Main
  • Turn on 9th back to 10th
  • 10th to Main
  • Lather, rinse and repeat

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