NUTLEY, NJ– The Nutley Rotary Club hosted members of Nutley PBA Local 33 and Nutley FMBA Local 44 for a check presentation dinner at Mamma Vittoria's. The checks were the proceeds from the first annual Classic Car Show last year.

Officer David Struss of the Nutley Police Department accepted a check for $3336.80 for the PBA. Captain Domenick DiSimone and Firefighter Michael LaCoret accepted a check in the amount of $2437.78 for the FMBA. $1668.40 was raised at the car show for the Rotary Scholarship Fund. 

Nutley Rotary President Rosemary Costa was proud to present the checks to the people who "protect our community today and every day." She said that despite uncooperative weather, the event was a success.

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Rain started falling last year, almost at the kick-off time of the car show and continued through the evening. Despite the weather the show prevailed. In 2018, antique and vintage vehicles from across the East Coast roared into town for the car show along Franklin Avenue.

“There’s a lot of beautiful cars here with some antique models well represented,” said Costa told us on the evening of the event. There’s a lot of activities for residents to watch and look at and enjoy.  This is an amazing event!”

For part of the show, New York City comedian Mad Dawg Mike Jenkins then provided some family-friendly laughs during the rain-soaked gathering. “It’s great to be here tonight surrounded by so many classic cars – it takes me back to the good old days when people weren’t afraid to leave their house and go outside in a little rain,” said Jenkins.

The event was coordinated by Rotary member John Monaco, owner of A Personal Touch Florist, who presided over the awards ceremony to close out the festivities.

At tonights event, thee was chatter about the 2019 event. While no details are available to the public at this time, we do know that Nutley Board of Education President Danny Carnicella and Nutley Superintendent of Schools Dr. Julie Glazer are a part of the planning. They are most likely involved because closing down Franklin Ave. does impact both John H. Walker Middle School and Nutley Hight School. 

TAPinto Nutley will keep a keen eye out for more details abot the 2019 Nutley Rotary Car Show. 

Nutley Rotary was organized in 1922, and world-wide has 1.2 million individuals in over 35,000 clubs.  Rotary are professional people who have joined together, sharing their skills and expertise for the benefit of the community.

Photos include tonight's event and photos of the 2018 Car Show. 


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