HOLDEN, Mo. — The Holden Area Chamber of Commerce has put together an exciting event for the community to get out and enjoy one another – Holden Cruise Night. Area business owner and spokesperson for the event, Kyle Sexton, talks about how it works.

Some local towns have hosted something similar to Holden Cruise Night, but they weren’t quite the same as what Holden has planned. In other places, residents would line up in cars, during the COVID-19 pandemic, and safely cruise a route, honking horns at one another to feel a sense of community when gathering was unsafe because of the virus. Holden’s new event, however, encourages people to get out of those cars and to interact.

Holden Cruise Night is planned for the first Friday of each month through October, Sexton Says. He hopes people of every age get out and enjoy the time together, as it will be a positive experience for everyone involved.

Gathering in cars with friends to travel a certain route around town used to be a favorite weekend pastime for young people, Sexton says. With the introduction of cell phones, video games, and all of the technology that goes with it, cruising seems to have been lost in the shuffle.

Holden Cruise Night begins at 5 p.m. Friday, June 4, in downtown Holden.

More information on the free, three-hour event can be found here.