The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

Local News

August 25, 2008

MEDINA: Super-cruise to take place along Main Street

Ever the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley will grace the stage at Medina’s Super Cruise-In on Friday.

Played by Terry Buchwald of Buffalo, Presley will perform all of his greatest hits as he swoons the ladies with his glamorous, star studded costumes and his famous gyrating hips.

“He comes driving through everything on his motorcycle ... with his glittery cape,” said Donna Bushover, co-chair of the summer-long event. “He goes among the crowd; he puts scarves on the ladies. ... They love it.”

The Super Cruise-In will begin at 5 p.m. and run until 9 p.m., she said. It will close the weekly Friday night tradition for the season. As always, raffle proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross in Orleans County.

Up for grabs are a handmade quilt and a 42-inch plasma Panasonic HD TV. Tickets are three for $10 or $5 each at the American Red Cross, 421 Main St., Donna Bushover’s General Insurance, 419 Main St., or at the Cruise-In.

The drawing for the TV will take place Friday, while quilt raffle tickets will be sold through October, Bushover said. Also available will be 50/50 raffle tickets.

The Red Cross will use the money to replenish their Local Disaster Relief Fund, according to David Green, a long-time Red Cross volunteer and co-chair of the summer Cruise-Ins. Administrators announced at the end of July that the fund had completely depleted due to a decline in donations and increased community need.

A successful Super Cruise-In will help put them back on their feet.

“They need help desperately,” Green said.

Last year’s Super Cruise-In saw more than “250 cars and lots of people,” he said. He hopes to see the same enthusiasm again on Friday. Much depends on the weather, as owners won’t risk ruining their restored, vintage vehicles if there is rain.

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