Numerous events are coming to downtown Leesville on Sept. 19, including a car show, arts and crafts festival, a fundraiser basketball tournament/pancake breakfast and charity motorcycle ride.
The City of Leesville and Harvey's Auto Parts are co-sponsoring the Leesville Cruise-In, which is a free car show open to all trucks, motorcycles and cars. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Upper Third Street. Vending spaces are still available with no charge to participate.
Jillybean's Studio will be having a Fall Art Show and Craft Fair featuring 25 artists, crafters, and home-based businesses. This is an in-door event. Jillybean's Studio is located at 303 E. Texas St.
Faith Training Christian Academy will be holding its inaugural Boots vs. Badges Basketball Tournament and Pancake Breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. until noon.
The basketball tournament will feature the Leesville Police Department competing against the Leesville Fire Department, and the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office will battle Acadian Ambulance Services. Games are set to begin at 10 a.m.
For those that would like to attend, the cost is $9 for the tournament and breakfast. If you would only like to participate in one of the activities the cost is $5 per activity. All of the proceeds from this fundraising event will go to the Patriots Athletic Booster Club.
Concessions will be available at the games.
For more information, call Michael Austad at (337) 378-4076 or email michleraus@yahoo.com. Faith Training Christian Academy is located at 603 East Mechanic St., in Leesville.
The American Legion Post 145 will conduct its 5th Annual Dennis Dow Adopt-a-Senior Ride on Sept. 19 as well. Money raised from this motorcycle ride will go to the local Adopt-a-Senior Program. The riders fee is $20, and passengers are $10. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and kickstands go up at 9:30 a.m.
For more information contact a Legion Rider or Jen Robert at (337) 353-5540. The American Legion Post 145 is located at 304 E. North Street in Leesville.
For anyone who would like to venture outside of Leesville that weekend,  the annual Slagle Trade Days will be Sept. 18-19.