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Vets cruise in with antique cars

Still time to register vehicle to showcase at the event


Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and make your way to the second annual classic car Cruise-In on Saturday, July 13.

The Cruise In will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Valley Catholic High School, 4275 S.W. 148th Ave. in Beaverton. Admission is free to the community.

Do you have a car or bike you would like to register for this event? Registrations received by Wednesday, July 3, are $10, and registrations made at the event are $15. For more information, contact Lynn at 503-780-4679.

Funds raised from participants during the event will support The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center on Southwest Farmington Road, which houses and serves homeless veterans and their families.

Classic cars, fire trucks, police cars, a SWAT car, motorcycles and military vehicles will be some of the featured automobiles. There will be activities for kids, a blue grass band, car trophies, a military museum, prizes and food at the event.

Relatively new to the Beaverton community, The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center is thrilled to be a part of the neighborhood. “We moved to our current location just a few years ago and are so pleased to have such wonderful neighbors,” says Rick Stoller, executive director at the Veterans and Family Center. “This location has proven to be just what our veterans and their families needed. We look forward to having the community come out to the event and find out what The Salvation Army is doing to serve veterans. “

The Veterans and Family Center serves veterans from all branches of the service, but what makes it unique is that it also serves the spouse and children of the veteran. The veterans and their families are now able to be a part of a community, together — something many of them have not experienced in many years, Stoller said.

While funding for veterans programs is available, funding to extend services and housing to the veterans’ family is a challenge, putting a strain on the Veterans and Family Center budget. However, despite the challenge, The Salvation Army considers it a privilege to serve veterans and their family members and is asking the community to support the Veterans and Family Center through this fundraising effort.



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