LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – While most people were still in bed Saturday morning, Dancing and Cruising in the Street Co-Chair Matt Buche, along with volunteers, were in downtown Lafayette helping to set up for the annual event.
“We’ve got tables going up. There’s fencing going up,” said Buche. “We’re trying to help vendors get setup. We’ve got stages we’ve got to get setup, so it takes a lot of brute strength.”
Buche said about 60 to 70 volunteers showed up to help Saturday morning, and the setup takes about five hours.
However, Buche said the several hours of effort seems short compared to the time spent planning the event.
“It entails a lot of volunteers in the community,” said Buche. “It takes a lot of coordination effort with the Greater Lafayette Commerce, and it’s taken almost a year of planning to pull this event off today.”
The 22nd annual Dancing and Cruising in the Streets lasts from 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Buche said it’s an event with something for everyone.
“There’s a lot of fun and a lot of things for not just for adults, but kids and families to participate in the event this year,” said Buche.
Although the work may be tiring, he said the volunteers donating their time to the setup are crucial to the event.
“We couldn’t pull it off without them,” said Buche.