Our 2nd Cadet Cruise (now our 1st due to rain threat cancellation in May) is Wednesday, June 19th and we're hoping for good weather. Remember, due to a new club policy voted-in, if I have to cancel a cruise, it will be posted on our website and carcruises.com by 12:30PM, on cruise day, and the cruise will be moved to the next week (Wednesday, June 26th) and our club meeting will then be on the rain cancellation date – in this case, Wednesday, June 19th. For the cruise on June 19, setup will be as always, starting at 2PM. We have plenty of door prizes but still need goody bag items, and we need setup help, gate help, parking help and so forth. The more help that we have, the more we appear to be +experts at this.
The June 1st Advance Auto cruise for juvenile diabetes research went quite well. They had 50 cars and there was food, dash plaques, door prizes galore, 50/50 and beautiful weather.
A group traveled to the Cook Forest Country Inn cruise on Sunday, June 9th at Vowinckel, PA. This was a nice cruise on grass – about 100 cars. The weather was beautiful, the food was great and I won a wine basket with a nice selection on a $5 ticket to support the local no-kill animal shelter.
Saturday, June 15th will be a big event in downtown Ford City at the park – a cruise, a monster truck on display and the Blues Brothers complete with their old Dodge Polara police car. Event is from noon till dusk and, if you can help out, please come early (plus, early means cars IN the park – overflow from the park goes out into the streets) – they need people experienced in 'managing' cruises – gate people, car parkers, etc. Music is by others, so we don't have to deal with that.
Sunday, June 16th is the Waves of Thunder car cruise in Kittanning. This is a 'just show up' event. Others will be handling all organization duties, music and so forth.
The informal car cruise for the Kittanning Care Center is Saturday, June 22, with a rain date of Saturday, June 29. The cruise will be 2 ½ hours total – Noon to 2:30PM. Music and food is by others – all they ask of car clubs is to show up with your vehicle, so please consider coming to this brief cruise.
On Sunday, June 23rd , the Camp Sherwin YMCA in the Westlake area of Erie, PA, is hosting a car cruise. The Keystone Kruisers and the Kit-Han-Ne Car Club typically help with this very successful event. The dash plaque is Bill and Sue Johnson's 1959 Triumph TR3a, and, your car could be on their 2014 dash plaque if you win this year's dash plaque drawing. We leave from the Worthington Firehall parking lot at 8AM, stop for a buffet breakfast along the way, help with and enjoy the cruise – then, on the way home, we stop at the Cracker Barrel at Meadeville. Please consider coming along for this enjoyable day trip – don't forget your camera.
We have two Ohio trips planned for this year. The first one is during the National Packard Show at the Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio, Saturday, July 20 or Sunday, July 21 (not set yet). We'll attend events there and even if you don't drive a Packard, your car is very welcome there. We'll eat dinner in the area – details yet to be announced.
The Kalmar Motors Relay for Life cruise is Thursday afternoon, July 25th, from 4PM to 8PM. We've been distributing flyers for this event, and, the dash plaque will be a 2013 Hot Wheels Camaro. We'll start setup at 2PM, so we need your help.
I will give more details on all other club events in coming letters.
Our next club meeting is Wednesday, June 26th, at the Cabin Greens Golf Course on Ford City Road. Dinner at 6 PM, meeting at 7PM. Please try to attend – see you there.
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