By Lewisburg Police Dept.
Chief Tim Stover
The Sixth Annual “Dare To Cruz” car show was held in downtown Lewisburg on Saturday, Sept. 14. The show is an annual fundraiser for the department Dare program which is a drug and alcohol prevention program taught in 5th grade classes at Lewisburg Elementary School. Lt. Jeromy Dove is the department Dare instructor. This year’s event saw 155 entries and raised $2318. These funds came from entry fees, donations, T-shirt and hat sales and a raffle conducted by Ron Snedegar of Matco Tools who contributed $595 from raffle ticket sales. Another highlight of this year’s show was cars from the Dukes of Hazzard movie. These were displayed by Robert Bennett of Roanaoke, VA. Bennett is co-owner of Grand Home Furnishings.
Seven Specialty trophies were awarded: DARE Officer’s Choice – Eddie Counts, Caldwell, 1940 Ford; Lewisburg Police Department Choice – Charlie Brown, Hurricane, 1967 Chevelle; Merchants’ Choice – Brent Lynch, White Sulphur Springs, 1964 Chevrolet C-10 P/U truck; Mayor’s Choice – Lonnie Fernatt, Meadow Bridge, 1965 Volkswagon Notchback; Josh Massie Memorial Award – Eric Blake, Maxwelton, 2009 Mustang; Doug Massie Memorial Award – Jewell Moore, Covington, VA, 1970 Plymouth Barracuda; Rick Skaggs Memorial Award – Eddie and Jamie Harvey, Lewisburg, 1969 AMX.
The Police Department would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their assistance and support of this year’s event: Greg, Lori and Lauren Quick; Jim and Lori Williams, Tina and Caitlin Stover, Benny Shortridge, Ivan Holliday, Rick Legg, Steve Sizemore, Jr. Sizemore, Bill Fertig, Ben Massie, Luther Hollingsworth, Janet Johnson, Kelly Gwinn, Murl and Shirley Shortridge, Bill Lenherr and Robert Bennet. Also, Bank of Monroe, First National Bank, City National Bank, Labor Solutions, Greenbrier Collission Center, Greenbrier Motor Company, Bill Lewis Motors, Alleghany Motors, Colonial Ford, Adkins Auto Parts, Advance Auto Parts, Fisher Auto Parts, NAPA Auto Parts, Matco Tools, G.C. Sales, Factory Tire, Future Automotive, Sears, Grand Home Furnishings, Jim’s Drive-In, Greenbrier Medical Arts Pharmacy, Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Greenbrier Printing, Marquee Cinemas, Alleghany T-Shirts, Greenbrier Technologies, City of Lewisburg and the Greenbrier County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.