Bill Elliott (left)

Bill Elliott (left)

New plaque honours Graffiti Days founder Ben Roy

The plaque will be on display in the Cache Creek Village Office.

A new Graffiti Days People’s Choice Award plaque will hang on public display in the Village Office. The Graffiti Days committee is preparing for its 30th annual event on June 10, and purchased a memorial plaque with founder Ben Roy’s picture on it. The People’s Choice Award trophy will still go to the crowd’s favourite car and owner, but the new plaque will stay in Cache Creek and display a photo of the winning car.

Even with the cancellation of the Langley Loafers Old Time Drags at the Eagle Motorplex, which was closed last year, the annual summertime event drew 115 cars, which the committee was very pleased with. Elliott said last year’s closure of the drag strip caused a few last-minute changes to the weekend’s schedule, including the parade of classic cars from the motorplex to Ashcroft and then to Cache Creek, but he hopes that the parade will be reinstated this year so that Ashcroft residents can enjoy viewing the cars. He said more will be known after the committee resumes meeting in April to plan this year’s event.