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Mexico to host cruise-in
These are among the 60 to 70 classic vehicles expected to be part of a cruise-in taking place behind the Mexico Fire Department on May 31. From left, the cars seen here are a 1966 Mustang, owned by Frank Anastasio; a 1964 Ford Galaxy, owned by Larry Murphy of Dixfield; and a 1971 Chevy Stepside, owned by Tim Pingree of Mexico.
MEXICO -- A cruise-in will take place behind the Mexico Fire Department on Thursday, May 31.
The first annual Mexico Firemen's Relief Association Cruise-In is a fundraiser to help the Mexico Fire Department buy a six-wheel all-terrain vehicle for remote rescues. To date, they are halfway to their goal of $10,000.
Sponsored by the Tired Iron Cruizers Car Club and the Mexico Firemen's Relief Association, the show will be held from 5-8 p.m. The rain date is Friday, June 1, at the same time.
Pitching the idea were Frank Anastasio and Tim Pingree, who attend other cruise-in events, including one in Berlin, NH, which closes down a street and holds a street dance during their event. If successful, Anastasio said would like to have the event every year on the fourth Thursday of May.
Anastasio, who owns a light yellow 1966 Mustang, and Pingree of Mexico, who owns a 1971 Chevrolet Stepside, said they hope to attract 60 to 70 vehicles.
"All classics, hot rods and antiques are welcome," said Anastasio.
Car drivers will be eligible for door prizes donated by local businesses. The grand prize is an 18V Porter Cable Combo Tool Kit.
Disc jockey Dan Richard has donated his time to provide classic "Golden Oldies" music. Fire Chief Gary Wentzell said the firefighters will be doing a cookout as well.
The participants will also have access to the restrooms in the fire station and the downstairs facility in the town hall basement.
Anastasio said they've been advertising the event heavily statewide and will continue to do so right up until the show.
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