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Classic Cruisers celebrates 25th anniversary

The Classic Cruisers Car Club, an organization that gives car enthusiasts a venue to enjoy their hobby while helping local charities, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Mathews resident Paul James, longtime member of the club, said it started in 1993 in Poquoson. The club recently helped to host the Show ’N Shine Car Show at Mathews Market Days, which raised more than $500 for the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters.

“Over the years, our club has raised over $200,000 for local charities,” James said. These charities include various food banks, resources to help animals in need, CHKD, and the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

He said the club currently has about 70 members. Its membership includes people of all ages and backgrounds, he added.

James invited anyone to join the club. They don’t have to have a classic car. A $2 donation is requested to one’s charity of choice if they show their car.

The club sponsors four shows each ye...

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