left, Firefighters Choice winner Nate Stafford of Statesville, with his 1963 Chevrolet Impala; SPVFD Chief Scotty Abernathy; People’s Choice winner Keith Spelce, of Taylorsville, with his 1978 Chevrolet Camaro; SPVFD Ladies Auxiliary President Donna Abernathy; and Ladies Auxiliary winner Flip Bost of Statesville, with his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro.

Patrons donated canned food items in lieu of an entry fee.

SPVFD's 10th Annual Cruise-In was a hit

Posted at 3:21 AM on May 31, 2016

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The Stony Point Volunteer Fire Department’s Tenth Annual Cruise-In Specialty awards given to cruisers and voted on by the Firefighters, Ladies Auxiliary and People’s Choice. From left: Firefighters Choice winner Nate Stafford of Statesville, with his 1963 Chevrolet Impala; SPVFD Chief Scotty Abernathy; People’s Choice winner Keith Spelce, of Taylorsville, with his 1978 Chevrolet Camaro; SPVFD Ladies Auxiliary President Donna Abernathy; and Ladies Auxiliary winner Flip Bost of Statesville, with his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro.

Annual vent brings out car enthusiasts, supporters of fire services

BY LEE ANN SHERRILL


The Stony Point Volunteer Fire Department held its 10th Annual Cruise-In on Saturday, May 21. A wonderful assortment of cars and trucks were showcases in the department’s parking lot despite the rainy weather. The Iredell County Firemen's Association Pink Fire Truck “Patricia” and the Pink Heals Foothills North Carolina Chapter Pink Fire Truck “Barbara” also made a special guest appearances.

This year’s Annual Cruise-In T-shirt was royal blue and featured a SPVFD fire engine and a classic car with the signature Cruise-In Maltese Cross was featured on the front.

Support for the canned food drive from the cruisers and guests was again overwhelming. All the nonperishable food items, which were collected in lieu of an entry fee, will help neighbors in the community who are in need.

The DJs for the event were Jesse Harrington and the Ladies Auxiliary member Sthr Dagenhart. The Alexander County Sheriff’s Explorers helped with the traffic control and parking. Alexander County Emergency Services Honor Guard presented the American Flag and during the singing of the National Anthem. They were led by Mark Earle of Alexander Emergency Medical Services. This year included Bob Benfield, Bethlehem Fire and Rescue; Michael Lail, Wittenburg VFD; and Aundrea Beck, Honorary Member.

In addition to the BBQ sandwiches and hot dogs, there was a bake sale items and DeLuxe Ice Cream was sold. The Vashti Ice Cream Man also was in attendance with homemade ice cream. Cake walks and face painting were very popular among those in attendance.

A silent auction took place again this year. In the 50/25/25 drawing, the two 25-five percent winners were Flip Bost and Lee Kay Jolly. Winners of the kids’ coloring contest were Macie and Dereck. The candy-guessing game was won by Dink Chapman.

Specialty awards were given to cruisers and voted on by the SPVFD Firefighters, SPVFD Ladies Auxiliary and the spectators. This year’s award winners were: Firefighter Choice - Nate Stafford of Statesville, with his 1963 Chevrolet Impala; Ladies Auxiliary Choice - Flip Bost of Statesville, with his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro; and People’s Choice - Kent Spelce, of Taylorsville, with his 1978 Chevrolet Camaro.

SPVFD would also like to say a special ‘Thank You’ to Alexander County Emergency Services Honor Guard; Alexander County Sheriff’s Explorers; Iredell County Firemen's Association; Pink Heals Foothills North Carolina Chapter; and New Beginnings Church of Stony Point. Furthermore, they’d like to express sincere gratitude and thanks to all the supporters and those who gave donations for the silent-auction items, food, desserts, tea, and money that helped to make this event such a success. It was greatly appreciated!

Plans are already in the works for the SPVFD’s 11th Annual Cruise-In on May 20, 2017.

The Alexander County Emergency Services Honor Guard presented the American Flag and during the singing of the "National Anthem" at the Stony Point Volunteer Fire Department’s Tenth Annual Cruise-In on Saturday, May 21. The Honor Guard was led by Mark Earle of the Alexander Emergency Medical Services. From left: Aundrea Beck, Honorary Member; Bob Benfield, Bethlehem Fire and Rescue; Michael Lail, Wittenburg VFD; and Mark Earle.









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