Collected cars to converge on church Super Cruise
BY KAYLA PONGRAC
Our Town Correspondent
Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship Church’s grounds along Elton Road will soon be filled with antique and classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and more.
The 11th Annual Johnstown Super Cruise will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 7.
Admission and parking are free for the general public.
“We encourage people to come and enjoy the vehicles, music, food and other fun activities for all ages,” said Johnstown Super Cruise committee member Duaine Detrick.
Vehicle owners who would like to display their vehicles must pay a nominal entry fee upon arrival.
“We welcome all types of classic and antique cars, trucks, rat rods and motorcycles, as well as newer muscle cars, tuners, and other unique vehicles,” Detrick said. “The cruise gives vehicle owners a chance to show off their rides while supporting a great cause.”
All monies raised from entry fees will be donated to Laurel Highlands Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 364. Detrick said the money will help with programs and projects that the chapter organizes for veterans and their family members.
“The organization greatly appreciates the funds generated for them and enjoy participating in the event,” he said.
The first 200 registered vehicle owners are to receive a collectible dash plaque sponsored by Krouse Automotive, and all entrants will be eligible to win door prizes.
A basket raffle will be held and chance tickets can be purchased, Detrick added.
“We have really good prizes to give away this year,” he said, “courtesy of all types of businesses, including many stores and restaurants.”
Detrick’s band, Three of Arts, will perform oldies songs and classic hits during the event. A K-9 demonstration is also planned. Attendees are encouraged to come hungry.
“New this year will be several food vendors offering an array of delicious foods and baked goods,” Detrick said.
The cruise is brought to fruition by a group of volunteers “who organize and run the car cruise to raise money to donate to a non-profit organization,” Detrick said.
“We appreciate all the businesses and people who donate money and services or provide gifts for us to chance off to raise money for the charity and help defray our expenses for the cruise,” he said.
Detrick invited the community to take advantage of the opportunity to see some unique and antique vehicles before summer’s end.
“Not only is this a fun event as well as a fundraising effort, it gives the vehicle owners an opportunity to display their cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc. before storing them for the winter,” Detrick said.