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Future of Burn the Point in Billings faces uncertainty

Posted at 11:37 AM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:48:42-04

BILLINGS – A Billings Labor Day weekend tradition, the future of the Burn the Point Classic Car and Truck Show is uncertain.

This comes as organizer Sylvia Gusick enters her 16th year of putting on the event.

A fundraiser for the Chase Hawks Memorial Association, Gusick wants to pass the baton onto the next organizer to keep the event going strong.

In a phone call Tuesday morning, Gusick confirmed this year’s event will happen, but what will happen next year is unclear.

The event includes a parade through downtown Billings, a street dance and a car show at MetraPark.

The parade attracts around 11,000 people and the car show features about 300 vehicles.

Gusick stepped into the picture after the Downtown Business Association hosted the event for four years.

It was acquired by the Chase Hawks Memorial Association in 2003, and Gusick has grown the event ever since.

She expressed the amount of work it takes to get the required permits is demanding and believes it’s time for the next person to take the helm.

Gusick said she has had discussions with several people, but no one has committed.

This year, the parade is scheduled to start on Friday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m. under Skypoint with a street dance to follow.

The car and truck show begins the following day, Saturday, August 31 at 10 a.m. at MetraPark.

More information on Burn the Point and contact information can be found by clicking here.