Car cruise to benefit Marine Corps League programs
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured with an 1981 Corvette and 1956 Bel Air Nomad are, from left, 26-year AACA President Joe Forish, 12-year No. 9 Mine President Dave Kutcha, AACA event chair Shawn Frederickson and AACA member Bill Bowman.
The Anthracite Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) will be holding a Car Cruise benefit during the No. 9 Mine and Museum's Old Fashioned Miner's Picnic scheduled for Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Cruise is open to all antique, classic, muscle cars, street rods or special interest vehicles.
Proceeds benefit programs of the Schuylkill Carbon Marine Corps League Detachment 626.
The No. 9 Mine, located at 9 Dock St. in Lansford, is the world's oldest continuously operated anthracite coal mine (1855-1972). Tours take the participants safely by train 1600 feet into the mountainside, to see and experience first hand what it was like for our fathers and grandfathers to work underground.
For more information concerning the cruise, call Shawn Frederickson at (570) 778-7905.
The Anthracite Region AACA currently has over 60 active members. Anyone interested in becoming a member should contact any of the named officers for information on membership.