ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) — Final week, a number of companies went forward of Elizabethton Metropolis Council asking for a compromise on weekly cruise-ins held downtown. Organizers of the Carter County Automotive Membership Cruise-Ins need to achieve group help to maintain the occasions going as is.
After the assembly, the Carter County Automotive Membership posted to Fb stating there have been calls to maneuver or utterly finish the cruise-ins in downtown Elizabethton.
The cruise-ins are held weekly from April to October and lift cash for eight kids’s charities within the space. The Carter County Automotive Membership mentioned its occasions raised $20,000 for these charities in 2020.
The membership president mentioned it’s necessary the occasion stays put and weekly.
Some enterprise house owners downtown mentioned they respect the gross sales it drives for them.
Different enterprise house owners mentioned the message was misrepresented.
Different enterprise house owners who didn’t wish to go on digicam as a result of they mentioned they obtained threats mentioned, “We went to the council asking for consideration for a compromise that may profit everybody in the neighborhood, not simply automotive present lovers.”
The Elizabethton Metropolis Council is on its yearly retreat to debate strategic planning and didn’t reply to requests for remark.
“The Carter County Automotive Cub has been granted approval to have Cruise-in/automotive reveals by way of October 31, 2021. This is a matter that might be addressed after that,” mentioned Elizabethton Mayor Professional Temp Invoice Carter.
Carter mentioned they might tackle ongoing points within the meantime and that they’re nonetheless “gathering data and enter from involved residents.”