By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Local Drive In Serves Up Weekend Fun
Keying in on some favorites, the local Sno-White Drive In is pulling in auto and music enthusiasts on the weekends.

The longtime Riverbank business, located along Atchison Street, has been playing host to the M&M Cruisers for car shows on Friday nights and offering up some karaoke and Elvis impersonators on Saturday nights.

On hand for the recent Friday night car show were DJ Richard Bargas and wife Connie, who run the Cruisers.

"We're here every Friday until Oct. 8," Richard said. "We have had beautiful weather, beautiful crowds."

Locals bring their classic cars in to display and swap stories of their favorite rides, with one Friday evening drawing nearly two dozen cars for display. The two keep the music coming as well and typically offer a monthly theme. August is being celebrated with Hawaiian nights, with everyone attending receiving a lei, as well as fresh sliced fruit to enjoy while listening to the music.

"This is our second year here and the crowd has doubled," Richard added of seeing the weekly gatherings increase in popularity.

He offered thanks to owner Daryl Daniel of Sno-White for hosting the weekend specials.

The Friday night festivities run from roughly 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the drive in is open for business as well, serving up their full menu of meals and ice cream treats.

"They like our music, our raffle and our trophies," Richard said of what draws people in.

Each week, people can win prizes and the miniature trophies are available for those displaying the classic cars.

"We just have fun," added Connie. "This month we are Hawaiian, we might do an M&M's (candy) theme next month."

Daniel said he is pleased with the weekend events and is also going to gear up for some midweek happenings as well.

"We're going to have 'Relax Wednesdays'," he explained of musical guests and specials. We'll do that the five Wednesdays in September, Farmer's Market will just be ending so we'll start those on Sept. 1."