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Abingdon Ruritans hold Corvettes for Hungry event

Abingdon Ruritans gathered a wealth of groceries for Gloucester County Emergency Management and raised $1,300 for their own charitable efforts with a Corvettes for the Hungry car show, food drive, and fundraiser, held on Sunday at the clubhouse on Guinea Road in Bena.

Thirty-four Corvettes showed up, belonging to members of the Colonial Corvette Club and the Gloucester-Mathews Corvette Club, who were taking advantage of a clear day and breezy weather to participate in the event. The jazzy sports car classics all shone their brightest as people dropped by to admire them.

“Quite a few people dropped off food and money,” said Abingdon past president Pete Shepherd, who is also a member of the Colonial Corvette Club. “It’s great that people took the time to come out.”

Lynn Onesty, chair of the Social Development Committee for the Abingdon Ruritan Club, said Gloucester’s Emergency Management will distribute the foodstuffs to the county’s food banks, while the Ruritans will use the ...

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