This week, staff writer Laura Rysz talks with Joseph Carra about the upcoming Villa Capri Cruisers Charity Car Show for the Butterfly accessible playground at Nay Aug Park.
Title: Villa Capri Cruisers Car Club president
Q: What inspired this event?
A: We started this fundraiser in 2014. Over the years, the number of cars has increased. We’ve done this fundraiser for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Marley’s Mission and Allied Services. Since the club is a 501(c)3 charity specifically for children, we operate this car show to benefit local children’s charities. We have many corporate and business sponsors as well. We also operate a Father’s Day car show, and our big show at Home Depot. Additionally, we do cruises throughout the summer.
A: There is always a large variety of cars attending our show. From antiques to modern muscle, even a full-size pedal car. We welcome all car enthusiasts.
Q: What is included with admission?
A: (There is) no admission (fee) for spectators. There’s a suggested $5 donation per show car. Food and beverages will be available (with) entertainment provided by DJ Donna Diva.
Q: How will proceeds be used?
A: We are raising funds for the new Butterfly accessible playground coming to Nay Aug Park.
If you go
What: Charity car show
When: Sunday, Aug. 29, 9 a.m.
Where: Nay Aug Park, 500 Arthur Ave., Scranton
Details: Admission is free, but there is $5 suggested donation per car. Proceeds benefit the Butterfly accessible playground at the park. There also will be food and drinks available for purchase, a 50/50 and giveaways. For more information, visit villacapricruisers.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laura Rysz is the features copy editor and calendar editor at The Times-Tribune and runs the Talk of the Times column, which focuses on local fundraisers and other events. She also writes Chef’s Table that profiles restaurants around the region. Additionally, Laura curates events online on AccessNEPA.com. Laura is involved in the special Mother’s Day edition and curates occasional features Marry Memories and Times Travelers. She is a graduate of Haddonfield Memorial High School, New Jersey, and earned an English professional writing degree with a minor in mass communications from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. She also earned a certificate in Social Media Marketing from Rutgers Business School. Contact: email@example.com; 570-348-9100 x5228.