PRAIRIE CITY - The town was sizzling last weekend with hot temperatures, hot wheels, hot bargains and even hotcakes.

A steady stream of visitors joined residents for two popular summer events: the Huckleberry Festival, sponsored by Talents and Treasures, and the 17th Grant County Kruzers Show 'n' Shine.

Activities included sidewalk sales along the main street, a craft and antique sale in the teen center, and sales in local businesses. Merchants also saw some drop-in traffic from a popular "poker walk" through the business district.

The Kruzers' car show drew 57 entries - classic and unusual cars and trucks from across Eastern Oregon and as far away as the Willamette Valley, Idaho and Arizona.

The fleet of shiny vehicles attracted lots of admirers to the city park, where Frank Carlson provided '50s style music as accompaniment.

Bonnie Lake, a Prairie City resident who attends the car show each year, was among those enjoying the collection.

"I just think about all the hours of work that go into them," she said.

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