Valley Cruisers raise funds for community programs |

Valley Cruisers raise funds for community programs

by John Amundson

The Valley Cruisers have donated a significant share of the profits from the annual August Main Street to non profit organizations in the Carson Valley for many years. Local merchants contribute most of the prizes which are offered to the various winners of the 24 classes of classic cars, 1969 and older, entered into this event.

It is because of these prize donations and many hours contributed by members of the Valley Cruisers that costs are kept down and more than 200 cars come here. As a way of thanking this community for it’s support and encouragement, Valley Cruisers are able to donate money to many non-profits.

During the past year, the Cruisers gave Douglas High School money for a scholarship and extra tools in their auto shop, Douglas County Explorers received money for uniforms and Carson Valley Food Closet benefited by food donations and help with the “Wacky Waddlers Wivver Wace.”

In addition, 10 local volunteer fire departments received financial support. The Family Support Council also received money to help them fund a shelter for abused women with children. The newly-formed Pops Orchestra received help so they could buy music stands.

This is only a partial list of local organizations Valley Cruisers have helped. The Valley Cruisers are fortunate to live in a very supportive community and want to thank every one who has helped us make this a very successful major event and fund-raiser which also benefits this community.

This year’s Main Street Event starts Aug. 18 and continues through the 20th. For more information about Valley Cruisers, contact President Rich Servantes at 265-7119.