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Annual Take Back the Strip Event Returns to Circleville this Weekend


CIRCLEVILLE – Car enthusiasts and community supporters are gearing up for another exciting edition of the Take Back the Strip event in Circleville, scheduled for Saturday, April 6, from 5-9 pm.

Organized by Jeff Coleman and his team, the event aims to raise funds for charity while transforming Court Street into a vibrant showcase of classic cars and hot rods.

According to Coleman, this year’s route remains unchanged from the previous edition, with collections set to take place at the old mill. The chosen beneficiary for this month’s cruise is the Circle Area Humane Society, a local non-profit dedicated to animal care.

What sets this year apart is the implementation of the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) in downtown Circleville. Operating weekly from 5 pm to 10 pm on Thursdays and Fridays and noon to 10 pm on Saturdays (excluding the Pumpkin Show), DORA allows visitors aged 21 and over to purchase and enjoy alcoholic beverages from licensed establishments while strolling through the downtown area.

Amidst the festivities, visitors are encouraged to explore new shops and well-established businesses in downtown Circleville.

Here are some guidelines for DORA participants:

  • Alcoholic beverages can be purchased from liquor establishments displaying a White DORA sticker.
  • Beverages may be consumed within participating businesses marked with a Blue DORA sticker.
  • Respectfully refrain from bringing alcohol into establishments marked with a Red DORA sticker.
  • Alcoholic beverages must be served in designated DORA cups and cannot be carried into other liquor establishments or beyond DORA boundaries.
  • Only beverages in DORA cups within designated boundaries are exempt from Circleville’s open-container laws.

As the cruising festivities unfold from 5 to 9 pm, local eateries like Richie’s New York Deli will offer outdoor seating where patrons can enjoy food, drinks, and the sight of classic cars rolling by.

The Take Back the Strip event promises an evening of community spirit, charitable giving, and automotive admiration for residents and visitors alike.