Benefit Cruise Night was a huge success
Hundreds of classic cars and even more people gathered at the Warsaw Lions Park on August 14 for the annual Benefit Cruise Night.
This year, all proceeds raised are going to Sam Hildebrandt, a Douro-Dummer resident who was badly injured in a car accident this past June.
The event was spearheaded by the Warsaw Lions Club, but would not have been possible without the hard work and assistance of virtually every service group and organization in the Township and beyond.
“We can’t believe the outpouring of support we receive every year,” said Gary Dunford, President of the Lions Club.
“The Knights of Columbus, the Optimist Club, the Douro-Dummer Fire Department, church groups and individuals all show up and look after the many jobs that have to be done. It’s a truly remarkable community.”
The Park was jam packed with people who just wanted to help someone, whether they know them or not.
Sam Hildebrandt was able to attend the event along with his family and was truly grateful to everyone. He expressed his thanks to the crowd with a very emotional speech during the evening.
A huge thank you goes out to everyone who made this event possible. The many area businesses who donated cash and prizes, the volunteers who helped with the prize tables, the local entertainers and especially the classic car enthusiasts who took the time to display their treasures.
At the early stages of the ‘money count’, it appears the total raised will be in the $25,000 to $30,000 range.
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