Summer Nights Cruise In this weekend June 11

By Chris Cooper -

After dinner this Saturday night or if you’re just looking for something to do locally, cruise on down to the Carrico Square in Russellville from 5-8 p.m. and join in the fun and festivities of the Summer Nights Cruise In held June 11.

This monthly gathering features vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles and a little bit of everything. What’s so great about this event is its direction, which is to raise money for three very worthwhile causes. In the past the event focused on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), this year the event has added Hospice of Southern Kentucky and the Alzheimer’s Association.

“By adding the two additional organizations the event crates a whole other realm of those we can help,” said Clay Bilyeu, one of the founders of the cruise in in Logan County. Kevin Kirby of Bowling Green helped Bilyeu get started cruising years ago in Logan County. Kirby himself hosts a cruise in every Tuesday in Bowling Green at Bruster’s Ice Cream.

If you attend Saturday, you will not only get to see an array of automobiles of all kinds, but listen to music, partake in the vendors, and just mingle with your fellow citizens.

Bilyeu says any type of vehicle is welcome.

“If someone wants to put a vehicle in the cruise in that’s fine with me.” Bilyeu said. “We have everything from new to old.”

Summer Nights is held every month leading up to the grand finale Oct. 2 of Thunder on the Square, where trophies are handed out and the donations are added up for the year.

“I hope people will come out and support this event,” said Bilyeu, who thanks the city, the friends who make it happen, and those who participate and show up.

* Diabetes is a chronic metabolic condition caused by the body’s inability to break down glucose (sugars) and store them properly. When an individual’s system is unable to efficiently process glucose, it will back up in the person’s bloodstream creating multiple health problems.

* Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

* The mission of Hospice of Southern Kentucky, Inc. is to provide support that enables the terminally ill to spend their final days in a pain-free and dignified home environment. Trained volunteers and paid professionals minister to the physical, psychological, spiritual, and social needs of the patients and their families.

For more information on the cruise in, please contact 270-772-1009.

By Chris Cooper

To contact Chris Cooper, email or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email or call 270-726-8394.

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