Cruise In donates profits to Northeast organizations
Two Northeast Bradford-area organizations have benefited from the car show held this fall in Warren Center.
Organizers of the annual Cruise In, which was in September at the Warren Center Community Hall, donated profits from the celebration to the Northeast Student Loan Fund and the Northeast Bradford Education Foundation.
The event included the display of around 400 old cars, as well as music and food. After paying expenses, the Good 'Ol Boys of the Warren Center Sinclair, the sponsoring club, earned $2,000 to $3,000, which they divided between the groups, according to member Fred Wheaton.
The Good 'Ol Boys and helpers presented the checks to loan fund President Bob Moore and education foundation President Lynda Evans shortly after the Cruise In. LeRaysville photographer Frank Morales took a picture of the presentation.
The Good 'Ol Boys have also donated profits from past Cruise Ins to help others, including cancer patients and people with other medical problems, he explained.
The Student Loan Fund provides money for Northeast graduates to further their education. They later repay the loans.
SLF President Bob Moore said the donation was "very nice of them."
"It was kind of a surprise," he said.
The fund board, Moore said, "wants to thank them again for donating the money for a good cause."
The NEBEF raises money to buy items and services for students that the school might not otherwise be able to afford. For example, past purchases have included: graphing calculators, "Accelerated Reader" books, classic novels, smart phones, the "Rachel's Challenge" assembly and a Promethean board projector.
School staff members submit grant requests to the NEBEF board, which it considers and votes on.
Wheaton also praised the Cruise In's helpers and supporters. It had "arm's length" of volunteers, he noted. "We couldn't do it without volunteers. ... We don't get enough thanks to them."
The 2013 Cruise In will again be held the third Sunday in September.
"It's planned for next year," Wheaton noted.