There’s nothing like a cruise-in for a walk down memory lane, and last Sunday’s Sunbury Lions Cruise-In was no exception.
One of the event organizers, Donna Evans, said over 275 cars registered for the cruise-in. If you include folks who showed up with unregistered cars, there were at least 400 classics at the south end of Sunbury Mills Plaza.
Marla Evans Nationwide Insurance was the event corporate sponsor, Jon Self and the Big Walnut Grill provided the venue, in addition to a host of Sunbury Lions Club member,s there were Big Walnut High School Girls Soccer Team members on hand volunteering.
“Jeff Mosley mowed all of the grass, and a big thank you goes to Joe Bennett for attending other car shows and handing out fliers,” Evans said. “We would also like to thank Sunbury Kroger. This year’s cruise-in was so big that we overflowed into their parking area.”
There were 78 awards given out at the Sunbury Lions Cruise-In on Sept. 25, including the coveted Best of Show Car Award that went to Ron Cosco’s 1964 Pontiac. Larry Skaggs took home the BOS Street Rod with his 1933 Ford, and the Sponsors Choice Award went to Kevin Hankus with his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. First Place in the Military Vehicle category went to Ron Bruce with his Vietnam Era Medical Van.
The weather was near perfect. Roger Bishop of Hyper Sounds was the event DJ, and he had folks dancing to classic tunes in the aisles.
“The weather couldn’t have been better,” Evans said. “Sunny, but not too hot. The Cruise-in is in its 27th year, and in the 24 years that I’ve been involved, we’ve never been rained out.”
Evans said the Sunbury Lions Club uses its fundraiser proceeds to pay for eye exams and eyeglasses for adults and children and other local area needs.
“We try to keep the money we raise in the Big Walnut community,” Evans said.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.