To the Editor:
On Aug. 22, Cruizer’s Bar and Grill in Russia hosted its Fifth Annual Car Show to benefit Hospice of Miami County. Susan Hemm, marketing and development coordinator for Hospice, was the grateful recipient of a $3,200 donation. Hospice, being volunteer-driven, uses benefits such as this to help maintain the structure that it takes to keep the quality of assistance for those who require it.
With the help and support of our sponsors, O’Reilly Machine Tool Service, Tooling Technology, Custom Foam, Key Guarantee, Bensmans Garage, Francis-Schulze Company, A&M Pallet, Buschur’s Market, Goubeaux Excavating, Performance Power Coating, O’Neal Engines, Bill and Rose Dartt, Fish Report, Stillwater Technologies, Fullenkamp’s Frenchtown, Koverman-Stanley-Dickerson Insurance and TC Sport and Design, this event was a huge success.
Music was provided by DJ Jimmy Weaver, who also announced the raffle/silent auction winners and the car show trophy recipients. TJ’s Nice Cream Truck provided delicious homemade ice cream. We want to give a big thank you to Southwest Airlines, who provided two roundtrip airline tickets for a raffle. Helen Oberer was the recipient of the airline tickets. Congratulations.
The trophies were designed by Lasting Impressions in Piqua, and were all donated by Brian Bros Painting & Restoration. These were top 20 recipients (in no special order): Francis Rinderle, Doug Lester, Mic Rinderle, Gary Miller, Bob Everett, Steve Newman, Dan Harrison, Earl Fyffe, Sherry Haysutt, Dave Cline, Jerry Barga, James Daniels, Tim Redeheffer, Raymon Zaraeua, Kenny Ray, Mark Brandt, Bruce Hoggton, Charles Crumrine, Paula Peters, and Don Waywire. The top three bikes (in no special order) went to the following: Amy Smith, Dave Lear and James Roberts. Top Modified Award went to Bob Brandenburg. Top Original went to Jerry Pequgnot. Overall Bike went to John and April Landis. People’s Choice went to Paula Peters.
Chris and Lori Tomlian and Steve and Barb Young, owners of Cruizer’s, put a lot of time and effort into organizing the event and obtaining many donations from numerous businesses in the surrounding areas and nationwide companies. We want to give a big thank you to all of them. We would like to thank all the volunteers, Steve and Missy O’Neal, Roger, Tonya, Chase and Riley Hammonds, Monte Goins and Dalton Rees, who help throughout the day. It takes a team effort for an event such as this to take place and to be successful.
We would like to thank those who participated by bringing their vehicles to the show and to those who donated their time and/or money to Hospice. We would like to thank all the Hospice volunteers who help with registration and raffles. And thanks to the Cruizer’s staff who worked so diligently to kept things running smoothly inside throughout the day.
Thanks again to everyone for your continued support.
— Chris and Lori Tomlian, Steve and Barb Young
Cruizers Bar and Grill, Russia
— Susan Hemm
Hospice of Miami County