Kulpmont cruise set for June 22
KULPMONT - The third annual Great Kulpmont Cruise is set for Sunday, June 22.
If the weather cooperates, more than 200 vehicles will cruise through the borough along Route 61.
Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Holy Angels Church picnic grounds. Judging of vehicles will take place from 12:30 until 3 p.m.
At the picnic grounds, food will be available, and entertainment will be provided by a DJ, who will play 50s and 60s favorites. Plaques will be given to all participants, and there will be door prizes.
The grand marshals of this year's parade will be Mount Carmel Area High School greats. The Kulpmont Cruise Association will honor the girls basketball team, which won the District 4 championship; band members, who made district band; the Odyssey of the Mind team, which represented the local area at a national competition in Iowa, and the valedictorian and salutatorian of Mount Carmel Area's Class of 2014.
Members of the boys and girls track teams who placed in the district and state meets are to be at the Holy Angels picnic grounds by 2:30 p.m.
The Mount Carmel Area TV station WKMC, under the direction Dave McFee, will televise the cruise and interviews with vehicle owners at a later date to be announced.
Spectators are asked not to spray water onto the cruise route to encourage burnouts, which are dangerous for spectators and the other cruisers.
Cruisers come from all areas of northeastern Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey, New York and Delaware.
In addition to the cruise, the Kulpmont Cruise Association sponsors Mahoney Brothers concerts to raise money for local youth programs, the Lions Club and a Christmas party for the disadvantaged. Money is also given to Holy Angels Church for the use of the picnic grounds. The association has also used money from the cruise and concerts to purchase items and continue maintenance for the Kulpmont playground.
For more information, call Joe Cesari 570-373-3561. Cruise shirts will be available for purchase at the Kulpmont Fuel On.