Cruise the "L"

Erin Howard Keeven in her Elsberry High School Cheer warm up jacket, Kevin Howard from the Class of 1972 with his letter jacket and Andrew Howard.

One of the best things to do growing up in Elsberry with friends or even by yourself  was cruising the streets of town, but more importantly the iconic “L”.  

The Elsberry Community Growth Association brought back the nostalgic memory to young and old alike on Saturday evening.  From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. as cars, trucks, single people, families and even old friends took to the streets of Elsberry cruising town, from Highway P, up to Black Street.

ECGA treasurer, Andrew Howard, spearheaded the event to get people out and about and supporting local businesses.  

Howard explained, “I was thinking back to things we used to do in Elsberry growing up and cruising was a big social activity for many generations of Elsberry residents, so I was trying to recreate a little history.”

Those cruising took turns gathering at the lots of the car wash or IGA and reminisced about old times.  Some brought their first cars, some even broke out school memorabilia, such a letter jacket.  When asked how he thought the event fared, Howard said, “It was fun to see people of all ages coming out to cruise town, especially the people my age having kids in the back seat.”

Howard finished by saying, “maybe this could be a recurring event each summer, so watch for possible details on a bigger and better one next year!”