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Cruise Against Cancer: Despite rain, event has best year yet


TOP: Some participants for Saturday's Cruise Against Cancer traveled a
great distance to take part in the event. Above, from left, are Mike
McKenna of Memphis, Phillip Brewer of Texas and Even Coordinator
Nathan Manning.

BOTTOM: This flaming Ford was among the many cars with interesting paint jobs.
Published: 9:36 AM, 04/30/2013 Last updated: 9:37 AM, 04/30/2013

Author: Staff Report
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Despite rainy, damp conditions, the Fifth Annual Cruise Against Cancer for Celebrate Life posted its best year yet, raising more than $15,000 Saturday at Sagebrush Restaurant in Newport.

"Our attendance was about one-third of what we normally have," said Nathan Manning, event coordinator. "The weather was marginal. But, this is the best year we've ever had. In the five years since we started, we've now raised about $50,000."

Manning said Modern Woodmen of America, operated in Newport by Faye Fish, provided $2,500 in matching funds this year.

"The event is really starting to grow," he said. "There were cars on display that probably shouldn't have been out in the rain. We appreciate everyone who participated."

Manning pointed out that some participants came from as far away as Texas just to take part in the event.

For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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