Cruisers count their blessings in Diamondhead

Cruisers count their blessings in Diamondhead
Certificate given to drivers at Blessing of the Classics (Photo Source: WLOX)
Certificate given to drivers at Blessing of the Classics (Photo Source: WLOX)

DIAMONDHEAD, MS (WLOX) - Cruisers made their way to Diamondhead Wednesday for a Cruising' event unlike the rest. The city welcomed hundreds of cars for the second annual Blessing of the Classics.

Youth Minister Even Stewart was one of the volunteers offering blessings to the drivers.

"It's one of those things that we can do to just kind of let everybody know exactly who we are and what we stand for," said Stewart.

Every coast city celebrates Cruisin' in a different way, and folks in the City of Diamondhead decided to do something to let Cruisers know what their community stands for.

"I think that's it's also great to just support these guys as they come out, and reach out to them and extend God in the best way we can," said Stewart.

Co-Organizer Wayne Cooper said the Blessing of the Classics is Diamondhead's take on Biloxi's long standing tradition of the Blessing of the fleet.

"We're blessing four times the number of cars than we did last year, and we're interviewing them here so all the people can understand where they came from and who they are," said Cooper.

There are lots of different cars at Cruisin', but it's not often you see a pink Cadillac, and this show stopper has a good story behind it.

"I got it because I'm a breast cancer survivor, so it had to be pink. It's a 1959 Cadillac Convertible. I've wanted it since I was 16, and I got it," said Judy Galarza.

The blessing wrapped up with a cruise in and live music in the Rouse's parking lot.

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