Main Street in downtown Cedartown was blocked off beginning at 6 p.m. Friday for a block party and car show, in support of a new Cedartown Idol talent competition.
Both events were organized by the Cedartown Cruise-In car club, which normally holds a rally with old cars, motorcycles and trucks on the fourth Friday of each month, in Cedartown's downtown. This month, the club held it's usual rally last week, but also brought in a few dozen cars to go along with the block party, which runs until around 10 p.m.
Contestants signed up for the Cedartown Idol talent competition in February. Elimination events were held Thursday and finished up with a show at 6 p.m. at the Cedartown Civic Auditorium. The show was still going on at 8:20 p.m.
The talent competition winds up in November with a final elimination round.
Meanwhile, a Southern rock and blues band entertained the crowd gathered for the block party. Food vendors were selling barbecue pork ribs, cotton candy and other treats, and a beer garden was set up in a vacant storefront.