Monday Nite Cruise-In has supported humanitarian company Branch Co. for 20 years
Monday Night Cruise-In, which takes place at Kilgore International in Coldwater, is a gathering with purpose. For 20 years, all profits have been donated to the Humane Society of Branch County.
Although the cruise is free, organizers Tim and Jan Russell offer fundraising activities from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. until the first Monday in October. Participants participate in games, raffles and prizes. Old-fashioned music plays as owners of classic cars, including hot rods, street rods, antiques, and motorcycles, sit in the shade to tour.
In 2001, when it started, they donated $ 500 to the humanitarian company. Last year the check was for $ 5,800.
The Russell’s also promote other classic car and fundraising events.
The Michigan Old US 27 Motor Tour left Coldwater Wednesday afternoon for Cheboygan. Some attendees arrived in town early and joined the Monday Nite Cruise-in. They all honored Craig Parrish, founder of the tour, who passed away in July.
Other weekend events include:
- The Tyler Wirtz Memorial In Cruise; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Coldwater Antique Mall, 682 E. Chicago Road, Coldwater. The $ 10 entry fee and raffle proceeds will go to the Humane Society of Branch County and a young bowler for shoes, ball and bag. Wirtz died in a train / car crash in 2017. He loved cars, trucks and bowling. He was 17 years old.
- The annual Humane Society of Branch County Picnic and Auto Show takes place Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. at 969 Wildwood Road, Quincy. The cost is $ 8 for adults and $ 5 for children for a classic picnic. They will also pay tribute to Dave Gonzales who died this winter. He worked at the shelter for 32 years. Modern Woodman will match the money raised on Sunday.