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Local restaurant fare, car show, scout demos on tap for Conyers Main Street event

A visitor to the Taste of Conyers event last year orders a sample of food from Thai Palace.

A visitor to the Taste of Conyers event last year orders a sample of food from Thai Palace.

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This vehicle at the Conyers Car Show, held in the conjunction with the Taste of Conyers, earned trophies.

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This vintage race car was featured at the Conyers Car Show.

Food lovers, auto enthusiasts and families looking to spend a few hours of affordable fun are invited to check out the annual Taste of Conyers and Conyers Car Show.

Set for April 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Commercial, Center and Railroad streets in the heart of Olde Town Conyers, the Taste of Conyers features several local restaurants offering samples of food for between $1 and $4. Appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks will be available to try.

Visitors can also peruse the fifth annual Conyers Car Show, which features vintage autos lining the streets of Olde Town. Trophies will be awarded for best in show cars.

Live entertainment on the Depot Stage includes Nostalgia at 11 a.m., Kristen Tinsley at noon, Jordan Ranger at 1 p.m. and Vintage Boogie Band at 2 p.m.

The day also offers a Boy Scout Zone in the Olde Town Pavilion. Scouts will be on hand to help children join in wooden toy boat and car races and knot tying. A life-size tepee will be set up for photos and touring. The Scouts will also conduct a camp cooking demonstration and offer food samples.

"It gives people an idea of what the Scouting experience is like, so we're really excited about that," said Monica Coffin, manager of the Conyers Main Street Program, which is presenting Taste of Conyers.

Proceeds from the Conyers Car Show, hosted by Redline Events, will benefit Eagle Scout projects.

"The Conyers Main Street board members and Redline Events were discussing what we could add to the event this year to enhance the already popular event. We feel the Boy Scout Zone enhances the younger visitor's event experience," said Main Street Board Chairman William Emofonmwam, in a press release.

"We're expecting a record year for the event with the increase in entertainment and activities," added Coffin.

To learn more, call the Conyers Welcome Center at 770-602-2606 or visit www.conyersmainstreet.com.