Past Pleasures Car Club hosts annual food drive

Past Pleasures Car Club presents a check to Yucaipa Family Assistance, from left George Sardeson, Mike Reibling, Sherri McMillian and Angela Cordaz. Both from Yucaipa Family Assistance.

On Friday, May 3, car enthusiasts from the Inland Empire enjoyed a great family event, hosted by Past Pleasures Car Club, located in the Yucaipa Valley Center, next to U.S. Bank. Participants and visitors donated canned food for the second annual can food drive that benefits the Yucaipa Family Assistance.

Approximately 120 classic vehicles – pre1980’s entered the car show. One proud classic car owner had her dream car displayed at the show – a yellow 1966 Chevelle Super Sport. “This car is my dream car. In 1960, I ordered this exact model and color that sold for $3,100 out the door. At the time I realized I could not afford the car, so I canceled the order. However, 40 years later I have my dream car,” said Ellen Scott, local resident.

“This year Past Pleasures Car Club is celebrating 40 years. We are happy to help the Yucaipa community. We pride ourselves being a family event for visitors, family and friends to see cars and listen to great music,” said George Sardeson, Past Pleasures Car Club member.

The opening ceremonies and National Anthem started promptly at 6 p.m. Past Pleasures Car Club members presented the Yucaipa Family Assistance with a $500 check to benefit families and homeless in the Yucaipa area. The check was donated in memory of Corina Cross, who worked diligently for Yucaipa Family Assistance for 20 years.

“We are thankful for the outpouring support towards the can food drive from Past Pleasures Car Cruise and the Yucaipa community. The generous donations support families and homeless in the Yucaipa area,” said Angela Cordaz, executive director of Yucaipa Family Assistance.

The evening continued as Dream Weaver DJ played oldies, along with trophy presentations, various games for kids, and a 50/50 raffle drawing.

The Past Pleasure Car Club – Family Classic Car Cruise night is held on the first Friday of the month (April – November) The next show is on June 1, and the theme is Law Enforcement Appreciation. The show hours are from 6 – 9 p.m. located in the Yucaipa Valley Center, next to U.S. Bank.

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