Senior boys organize weekly cruise nights


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Around 20 cars usually participate in cruise nights. They start the night by meeting in the parking lot of Tebo Village.

Every Saturday night at around 9 p.m., a group of friends meets up to show off their cars, drive around and talk about their shared interest in cars.

This started around a month ago when senior Tate Kaiser, senior Kelby Rice and graduates Colton Leithead and Jonah Mills-Kumala wanted to start an official cruise night because they missed the ones they used to do.

The group started the Instagram account @hays_car_meets to promote the event and to show off cool cars on the account.

“I like being a part of a community where people aren’t judgmental and all have a common interest,” Rice said.

The car meet typically has around 20 different cars show up with around 20 to 30 people. All of the participants start off by meeting at Tebo Village, and then they establish a route to drive that everyone follows.

“My favorite part is probably the fact that there’s somewhere that car, truck and motorcycle riders and drivers can come together and enjoy their passion,” Kaiser said.

There are no specific requirements to participate in the car meet; they welcome all who want to come.

“We are trying to bring people of all ages and walks of life to come together and learn from each other and just have a good time,” Kaiser said.