Corvette show donates proceeds to Cancer Society
MUNCY – For the past five years, the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club and the Muncy Professional Business Association have been donating their proceeds to the American Cancer Society from their annual “Corvettes On Main Street” held in downtown Muncy.
This year was no exception, as $1,000 was presented to local representative, Ellen Bokeko from the Cancer Society. Other awards and trophies were also given out including two $25 cash awards and $305 from a 50/50 drawing.
Acknowledgment was given to Lillian McDermott who organized the event from the beginning according to Bill Alsted, President of the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club. Cars came from as far as Ontario, North Carolina, West Virginia and Delaware according to Alsted. Three trophies, (first, second and third place) were awarded for each of six categories and were handed out to the winners at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. They were presented as a “People’s Choice” that is, voted upon by the general public which started at 10 a.m. Keri Krause from the MPBA presented their award to Walt Erdman from Sunbury and her daughter, Lili announced the Youth Award which was accepted by John and Johnnie Teal from Perry County.
The Sponsor award went to Carmen Rizzo and was presented by a representative from Blaise Alexander Chevrolet. Tony and Kathleen Weikert from Landisburg, PA won the SVVC award given in memory of Gary Hagan.
According to Alsted, other clubs like the SVVC came for the event from other parts of the state. “We make this a family event,” he said, “and help kids participate too.”
Categories are arranged by dates for each class or generation of Corvette models ranging from 1953 to 2012. “The Grand Sport is the most popular this year,” said Alsted.
As tradition has it, SVVC and MPBA members and spectators lined up along Main Street and applauded each of the Corvettes as they departed from the Main Street and turned onto Rt. 405. As each car exited, contestants were given thanks for coming to the show.