CLINTON, N.J. (July 31, 2019) – Unity Bank recently raised a record $8,000 for Family Promise of Hunterdon County and Family Promise of Warren County through their 13th Annual Cruisin’ Bob's Classic Car Show. The funds were raised through sponsorships, food sales and registration fees to compete in the classic car competition with Unity Bank underwriting expenses.
“The community, car owners and our sponsors make this a very special annual event for everyone,” said James A. Hughes, Unity Bank President & CEO. “Our employees are so dedicated to making this show a success for Family Promise. We are honored to be able to support these two organizations, which are so vital to the community.”
Family Promise of Hunterdon County and Family Promise of Warren County provide services to both help overcome and prevent homelessness through the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) – a network of congregations and volunteers who provide overnight/weekend shelter, home-cooked meals, and companionship to families who enter the program. Comprehensive case management, licensed counseling services and a donation program are also available.
The car show was a true community effort thanks to local business sponsorships, which helped make the show a success. The emcee for the event was Doctor D. Entertainment and Lulu Laughalot Entertainment provided face painting and balloon art.
Sponsors of the event included: Shift4, KBS Car Care; Van Doren Oil Co.; True & Associates; Old Mountain Studio; Highbridge Dental; Market Masters Media; The Dallas Group; Shop Rite of Clinton/Flemington; Lynn Blessing McDougall, Esq.; Muller Powersports; Clinton Development Partners, LLC; Fiddler's Elbow Country Club; Russ's Wrench; MSI Plumbing & Remodeling; Tony O'Reilly & Associates; Bridgewater Collision; Round Valley Financial LLC; Flemington Car and Truck; P3 Generator Services LLC; Red Mill Museum Village; Performance Tire Co. Inc.; OK4WD; and David Martine.
The following classic car owners won cash prizes in a wide range of categories including: Best Custom Paint: Don Giusti, 1957 Ford Fairlane; Best Custom Interior: Don Giusti, 1957 Ford Fairlane; Chauffer's Choice: Tom Ombrello, 1947 Packard Clipper; Rattiest Rat Rod: Frank Cushing, 1930 Ford Rat Rod; Best Car for Lenny & Squiggy: Chris Del Rio, 1950 Plymouth Coupe; Best Truck: Paul Muir, 1955 Ford F-100; Most Likely to Get a Speeding Ticket: Scott Reda, 2007 Ferrari F430; Best Getaway Car: Marc Strauss, 1964 Ford Galaxie 500; Best Road Trip Car: Mark and Sue Lankford, 1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible; Best First Date Car: Steve Della Vella, 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air; James Bond's Car of Choice: Doug Hulse, 2005 Ford GT; Most Likely to be at Woodstock: William and June Bachman, 1971 Volkswagen Westfalia Camper; Oldest Car: Ray Demarco, 1929 Ford Roadster Pick Up; Most Miles Travelled: Greg Strysky, 1971 Volkswagen Bus Westfalia Camper; People's Choice: Patricia Babriecki, 1958 Edsel Citation; Family Promise Choice: Mike Schlachtun, 1958 Chevrolet Corvette; and Unity Bank Choice: Don Bashford, 1968 Chevrolet Malibu Convertible.
Please visit the car show web page at https://unitybank.com/special-pages/carshow to see photos and more information.