Car cruise wants you to fill a Crosley for a cause

Heav’nly Donuts will be hosting a Dust-Off Car Cruise to collect canned goods and nonperishable food items to benefit Spooner House on Sunday, April 12.

Organizers want to fill this 1948 Crosley station wagon with food.

Organizers want to fill this 1948 Crosley station wagon with food.

Spooner House, based in Shelton, has the mission of providing food, shelter and support services to people in need in the Valley. The goal is to overfill a 1948 Crosley station wagon with donated food.

The Dust-Off Cruise will take place from noon to 5 p.m. at Heav’nly Donuts, 653 New Haven Ave., Derby. This year, the event will double as a food drive. It also provides a reason to bring out your classic car in preparation for the cruise season.

A three-year tradition

Heav’nly Donuts normally runs the cruise car days every Sunday afternoon from Mothers Day until late October. This year they decided to pick up where they left off last April with a tradition they started three years ago, the Dust-Off Car Cruise.

Cruisers and spectators who come to see all the great cars and motorcycles and who bring canned goods and non-perishable food items will be helping some of this winter’s hardest hit people.

“These tough economic times coupled with the long cold and snowy winter has been more of a struggle for those who are less fortunate,” said Ernie Badas, owner of Heav’nly Donuts.

“We are delighted to be able to help Spooner House since they have always been there to provide food, shelter and other support services for people in the lower Naugatuck Valley,” Badas said.

Rain date is April 19. For more information call 203-734-4185.

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