Giving Back

Classic Car Show Raises More Than $7,000 for Family Promise

Unity Bank Chief Marketing Officer Rosemary Fellner (left) presents a check to Colleen Duerr, Development Director of Family Promise of Hunterdon County. Credits: Unity Bank
Unity Bank recently raised more than $7,000 in donations for Family Promise through its 11th Annual Cruisin’ Bob's Classic Car Show. Credits: Unity Bank
Credits: Unity Bank
Credits: Unity Bank

CLINTON, NJ - Unity Bank recently raised more than $7,000 in donations for Family Promise of Hunterdon County and Family Promise of Warren County, through its 11th Annual Cruisin’ Bob's Classic Car Show, which drew a record 136 automobiles. The funds were raised through sponsorships, food sales and registration fees with Unity Bank underwriting expenses.

“The community came together for a terrific family day to support two vital service organizations,” said Unity Bank President & CEO James A. Hughes. “We could not have asked for a better response from everyone involved from the car owners to the business community to attendees. A special thank you to our Unity employees who donated many hours of their time for a good cause.”

Family Promise provides services to both help overcome and prevent homelessness through the Interfaith Hospitality Network  – a network of congregations and volunteers who provide overnight/weekend shelter, home-cooked meals, and companionship to families who enter the program. Comprehensive case management, licensed counseling services and a donation program are also available.

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The car show was a true community effort thanks to local business sponsorships, which helped make the show a success. The emcee for the event was Doctor D. Entertainment and Lulu Laughalot Entertainment provided face painting and balloon art.

The following classic car owners won cash prizes in a wide range of categories including: Best Custom Paint and Best Custom Interior – Doug Lowrie of Milford, 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible; Best GM Product – Rick Cowan of Glen Gardner, 1937 Chevrolet Master; Best Ford Product – Tom Rosinski of Milford, 1931 Ford Model A; Best Chrysler Product – Robert Berger of Staten Island, N.Y., 2014 Chrysler 300s; Best Truck – Russell Thatcher of Asbury, 1946 Chevrolet Truck; Best Orphan Product – Bernard Peach of Port Murray, 1913 Stevens Duryea Touring; Oldest Car – Peach, 1910 Packard Touring; Coolest Motorcycle – Paul Riccioli of Hillsborough, 1975 Honda CB350; Best Get Away Car – Marc Strauss of Lebanon, 1964 Ford Galaxie 500; Best for Family Vacation – Tom Takacs of Milford, 1963 Ford Country Squire; Best Gangster Car – Rick Cowan of Glen Gardner, 1937 Chevy Master; James Bond's Car of Choice and People’s Choice – Zach Liptak of Phillipsburg, 2012 Maserati Grand Tourismo; Best Hybrid/Electric – Vincent Monaco of Branchburg, 2013 Fiat Abarth; Youngest Car – Robert Giordano of Branchburg, 2017 Chevy Camaro; Most Miles Traveled – Jim Fallone of Milford, 1968 Ford Mustang; Family Promise Choice – Chuck Dahms of Pittstown, 1955 Chevrolet 210; and Best First Date Car and Unity Bank Choice – Bonnie Rosinski of Milford, 1957 Ford T-Bird.

To to see photos and for more information, visit the car show web page.

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