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Arts center working with Sunnehanna for car cruise

Photo credit: Community Arts Center of Cambria County Facebook page
Photo credit: Community Arts Center of Cambria County Facebook page

By KAYLA PONGRAC
Our Town Correspondent

Classic car owners will have an opportunity to unite at Sunnehanna Country Club in Westmont on Aug. 27.

The Community Arts Center of Cambria County’s “Classic Car Cruise” is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day.

Owners can register for the show on the day of the event beginning at 10 a.m. The owners of the first 25 registered cars are to receive a dash plaque and T-shirt.

Arts center Executive Director Angela Godin said she and her staff are excited to offer their second car cruise to patrons this summer, and what makes this one special is that it will be held at Sunnehanna.

“As two longstanding iconic locations in Westmont, we are elated to partner with Sunnehanna Country Club for such a unique event,” Godin said. “Sunnehanna Country Club has been so supportive of the arts center for years, and we are so pleased with each and every outcome. This is just another of many events that our members and community enjoy.”

Ron Meyers, who serves as general manager at Sunnehanna Country Club, said that he and his staff are also glad to be involved.

“Sunnehanna Country Club is a great classic golf course and country club, so we are very excited to host an amazing collection of great classic automobiles on our storied grounds,” Meyers said. “Since 1923, Sunnehanna has always been associated with the best of the best, so as you make your way up our winding drive, you and your prized automobile are now amongst the best of the best.”

Food vendors, live music, and a 50/50 raffle are to round out the event. Also, a children’s coloring contest is set to take place at 1:30 p.m.

For more information about the car cruise, call 814-255-6515 or visit www.caccc.org.

Arts center bringing back car cruise

By KAYLA PONGRAC
Our Town Correspondent

Staff members at Community Arts Center of Cambria County are hoping for a sunny day June 11, the day the nonprofit art center is scheduled to host its Classic Car Cruise. The event was initiated last year and was met with acclaim from participants and spectators alike.

“‘When’s the next one?’ That was one of the questions we received most often, which, to me, said we must have done something right,” arts center Development Director Angela Godin said. “We had a wonderful response — so much so that we actually wanted to do another one the same year, but it just didn’t work out.”

Godin said that around 50 cars were on display last year.

“That was a pretty impressive number for our inaugural year,” she said. “And what was nice for the car enthusiasts was that they had an opportunity to enjoy our beautiful grounds since we have some amazing scenery on our property.”

This year’s cruise is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the community arts center grounds, located at 1217 Menoher Blvd. in the Westmont section of Johnstown. If there is inclement weather, the cruise will take place the following Saturday, June 18.

Beginning at 10 a.m. that morning in front of the Goldhaber-Fend Fine Arts Center, classic car owners are invited to register for the show for a nominal fee. The first 30 car owners to register are to receive a dash plaque and T-shirt.

The family-friendly event is to cater to children as well. Beginning at 2 p.m., a coloring contest is scheduled to take place inside the community arts center. In addition to the coloring contest, children and their families can enjoy both live and recorded music featuring oldies tunes, participate in a 50/50 raffle and purchase a variety of food and drinks.

Godin said that she and her staff are committed to offering unique events for people of all ages and interests.

“We want the community arts center to be able to offer something for everyone,” she said. “These classic car shows are another avenue we are pursuing to enhance our well-rounded sense of community.”

She added that much like the artwork hanging in the arts center’s galleries, these cars are pieces of art in and of themselves.

“These vehicles are truly a masterful art form,” she said. “There are so many kinds of art, and classic cars are just another; with their various colors and designs from interior to exterior, it’s truly an amazing sight. The time and detail to create the results can be years, much like any other art medium. We are excited to see the diverse styles of classic cars and hope the community enjoys the experience.”

This year’s corporate sponsor is Thomas Lawn.

“We reached a different demographic last year, and we hope that this year’s event will be even bigger and better,” Godin said. “This event is really about showing off these wonderful vehicles to the community. It’s going to be great.”