Hundreds cruised Main Street in downtown Vancouver on Friday evening, with a stream of cars stretching a mile-and-a-half north from Sixth Street.
Neil Brislawn Jr. instigated the impromptu cruise through a post on Facebook inviting people to “park, cruise and help support local businesses.”
Most Main Street businesses are closed due to Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-home order to prevent spread of COVID-19, although some restaurants are open for takeout.
Brislawn urged participants to use proper social distancing. People clustered in the Dairy Queen parking lot and along the street.
Drivers seemed to be enjoying themselves without incident as of 8:30 p.m. “It was a nice day and I just wanted to bring out the truck,” said Brandon Johnson of Vancouver.