KAYSVILLE -- Kaysville held its 10th annual "Cold Cones and Cool Cars" show Wednesday. The show included free ice cream -- supplied by Kaysville city and dished out by the Boy Scouts of Troop 518 -- live music, an Elvis impersonator and more than two dozen beautiful classic cars.
Entry into the car show was free, and contestants were allowed to randomly draw prizes provided by the event's merchant sponsors. Sponsors included Ace Hardware, Boondocks, Kaysville Express Automotive, Tasty's Donuts, Les Schwab and many more.
In addition to prizes, Kaysville Mayor Steve Hyatt and representatives from Pepperbelly's, Kaysville Parks and Recreation, Kaysville Public Works, the Fire Department, Police Department and the "Cone Committee" each chose a favorite car to award with a plaque.
Hyatt explained why Cold Cones and Cool Cars is an important event for Kaysville.
"In Kaysville city, our big focus is community events. Community events are what bring camaraderie to the community, and so we have several events throughout the year. Anything to bring our community together to give the sense of 'Utah's Home Town,' which is what we are, is a priority for us."
Marcus Hunt, Scoutmaster for Troop 518, said he was happy to have his Scouts serving ice cream at the event.
"Any event where they're serving, and they're not really getting anything in return except for maybe some ice cream, it's good for their character. It helps them to know that you don't just take, you give, and society ends up better that way," Hunt said.
Edward Smith, an organizer for the event since its inception 10 years ago and a self-proclaimed cheerleader, said he has big plans for next year's event.
"Next year we're going to go over to Heritage Park, which will take us from a little show when we first started, to a middle-size show, which we have today, to a big show over in Heritage Park. It's tentatively set for Aug. 30, 2014, a Saturday. The park over there is capable of carrying over 200 cars, so it could potentially be a big show."
Smith also said that out of all the cars present, his favorite was nowhere to be seen. He shared why his favorite car was so elusive.
"It's Tom Burkland's world-class Streamliner. I was on his crew when they went 450 miles an hour."
Smith said notifications for next year's event will be posted on the Kaysville city website and sent to local newspapers.